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Planning a special event should be more than a checklist of tasks. It should be a stress-free and exciting time for all involved. Let the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club's professional event team assist you in ensuring that everything, even down to the last detail, is handled smoothly and competently.

UPCOMING EVENTS

To make a reservation for any of the following events, please contact the Front Desk at switchboard@gpyc.org or (313) 884-2500.

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Summer Food Truck Series

Saturdays | Noon - 4 p.m.

Plan on seeing a variety of food trucks at the Family Recreation Center throughout the summer. Always check The Weekly Buzz for the latest schedule. Please bring cash or card for purchases.

Steve's Grilled Cheese 

Saturday, August 1, 15  & 29, from Noon-4 p.m.

This locally famous food truck features tons of fun flavors and sides. For more information or to check out the menu, click here.

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Women's Book Club

Wednesday, August 5 | 6 p.m.

This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month (unless that falls on a holiday) at 6 p.m. in the Spinnaker. The book of the month is discussed over cocktails. For August, the group will be reading The Storyteller's Secret by Sejal Bedani. If you enjoy reading, please join us for a fun evening of conversation and camaraderie.

To make your reservation, please email the Front Desk by clicking here or calling (313) 884-2500

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Fleet Review Weekend

Commodore Gary and Lady Christine Gonzalez invite you to the 91st Annual Fleet Review Weekend. 

Thursday, August 13  - Boat Decorating 

Boaters and non-boaters alike are encouraged to participate in the annual boat decorating. Below are the assigned “Great Destinations of the World” theme for each dock. The Club will supply tables, high tops and pop-up tents. Talk with your neighbors and come up with some creative ideas for cocktails and decor! Dock judging begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 14.

East Wall/Lakeview - London
Bridge/Moby/Gas/Hickory - Rio

Tee Dock/Shoreline - Paris
South Wall/Battleship/Lakeside - Islands (Tahiti)

The Best Decorated Sailboat, Best Decorated Power Boat and Best Decorated Dock will be announced on Saturday night at the Fleet Review Dinner. The prize for Best Decorated Sailboat and Best Decorated Power Boat is complimentary dues for one month. Members who decorate their boat will receive a special gift from the Commodore.

Social members who participate in the Fleet Review and decorate their vessel are eligible for complimentary dockage in the GPYC Harbor during Fleet Review Weekend. Please call Harbor Master Alex Turner to arrange dockage in advance: (313) 640-7000. Dockage will be based on availability. Need lights? The Grog Shop has everything you need to light up your boat with a large supply of white lights for sale. Please feel free to stop by. Social Members are also encouraged to reach out to a Dock and participate in their theme party on Friday Night.


Thursday, August 13 - Dive-In Movie at Dusk

Join us to watch a complimentary movie: Trolls World Tour. Children are encouraged to bring rafts/floats for the pool. The Harborside Grill will remain open until 11 p.m. Concession stand snacks will be provided. Please contact the Front Desk to make your reservation: switchboard@gpyc.org

Friday, August 14 Harbor Lights Dock/Boat Judging & Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night on the East Lawn: 5:30-8 p.m.

Boat Judging/Dock Parties: 6:30 p.m.

Join us for the always popular Family Night on the East Lawn. This year things will be a little different. There will be competitive games and great raffle prizes for the children beginning a 5:30 p.m. New this year, we will have a dunk tank, and you will have to join us to see who will be sitting inside it!

Starting at 7 p.m., we have very special performance from the Detroit Circus Company!

Chef Colby will be grilling a few kid favorites starting at 5:30 p.m. on the East Lawn, and lots of sweet treats will be available!

The Dock Parties, with boat judging, start at 6:30 p.m. Dock Judging will be based on points awarded for Decorated Boat Participation and Best Docktail. The Fleet Officers will be touring the Harbor around 8 p.m. to judge the boats and the docks.

Saturday, August 15 - Fleet Review and Fleet Review Dinner

The traditional Fleet Review leaves the Harbor at 3:30 p.m. A highlight of the event is a parade of dressed yachts, out of respect for the Commodore. The route of the parade will be same as in previous years. Just like last year, the current Commodores will be positioned on the balcony of the Marine Activity Center (MAC), where members in the parade will salute them as they pass by. In the evening, all members are invited to attend the Fleet Review Dinner featuring a seasonal menu by Executive Chef Colby Newman. (Invites will be sent via email to members soon.) There will be cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. on the East Lawn. Dinner will be served under the tent at 7:30 p.m. The night’s entertainment will be the DTour Band for dancing under the stars. Kids’ Klub will be available from 5:30-11 p.m. Reservations are required for all events – please contact the Front Desk at switchboard@gpyc.org and let the receptionist know of any dietary restrictions.

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Spring Driving Cruise & Lingenfelter Museum

Rescheduled: Sunday, September 27 | 10 a.m.

Time to wax your Vette, Aston or old GMC truck! Join fellow members on a Summer driving cruise on Sunday, September 27. We’re very fortunate to also be visiting the Lingenfelter Car Museum. It’s one of the largest private collections in the U.S, and not usually accessible to the public. Participants will meet at the back of the Club parking lot (near the playground and tennis courts) at 10:00AM. There, we’ll review directions and logistics. We’ll head first to the Museum in Brighton and spend 1-2 hours viewing more than 150 performance and exotic vehicles. Then we’ll head to lunch. We’ll conclude with a 20 mile cruise (recommended by the Lingenfelters) through the countryside before heading back to the Club. Cost is $20 per passenger. All proceeds will be donated to the Lingenfelter Foundation. Open to members and their guests. Contact Alan Lowenthal at (313) 618-7447 or alan@lowenthallegal.com to RSVP or with questions.

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