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We're 'knot' what you think!
There are not many, if any, yachts at our yacht club!
We are, however, a family-oriented, volunteer-based, social organization dedicated to promoting water safety, education and enjoyment of sailing, boating and other water-related activities in a socially-inclusive environment for generations to come.

“GLYC” and “GLSS” (Gull Lake Sailing School) was founded in 1947 and continues to operate from the eastern shores of Gull Lake near Brainerd, Minnesota. From social mixers to planned parties and events, GLYC has grown to accommodate its members and the community with a facility that can be enjoyed by all. GLSS focuses on teaching kids to advance their knowledge in sailing techniques and expand their enjoyment of being on the water. Our instructor led courses focus on the variety of skills from kids of all ages.




Cabins for a Cause

In September 2015, Gull Lake will be host to the 40th annual Antique and Classic Boat Society’s annual meeting and International Boat Show. This is the first time this international affair has been held in Minnesota. 

The ACBS is an international organization founded in 1974 with over 7,000 members and over 50 local chapters around the world. As part of this multi-day event, a classic boat show will be held September 25-26th at Bar Harbor and is open to the public.

With an event of this magnitude comes a need for lodging and comfortably accommodating all guests. In an effort to extend our Minnesota Nice hospitality, as well as benefit the GLYC/SS organization, we’re looking for Gull/Round/North Long Lake homeowners who’d be inclined to offer the rental of their home to event participants between September 20th and 27th. Rental fees would then, in turn, be donated directly to the Gull Lake Sailing School, allowing renters to make a donation to the club. GLYC/SS will reimburse homeowners for cleaning fees.

If you’re interested in helping us make this opportunity possible, please contact Jenny Holmes at or (218) 839-9540. 

Gull Lake Sailing School

Lessons are offered to children from the age of kindergarten to 16 for a lifelong enjoyment of the sport of sailing, within a fun-filled and low pressure...

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Club activities are planned for the diverse interests of our membership and offer sailing events, golf, dinners, boat safety...

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From the Beginning

Gull Lake Yacht Club was organized in 1947 by Sam Hickerson and Marmaduke Corbyn. The two men came up with ideas for the Club while sitting on Corbyn's porch and watching a boat cross Rock Island...

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