A Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Foundation
Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Foundation


The acting Committee that ensures the GPYNEF mission is achieved is a dedicated group of Past-Commodore’s and junior sailing enthusiasts called the Yachtsmen’s Committee. This volunteer Committee has existed for over 31 years dedicated to providing opportunities for financial assistance, training and competitive sailing events for young people. The YC organizes and promotes the Great Lakes Boating Festival and the Summer Breeze Fundraiser for the GPYNEF. Money raised by the Yachtsman’s Committee is directed to support the GPYC Junior Sailing program and provide donations to the GPYNEF to meet their annual goals.

In total since 1988, the Yachtsman’s Committee has raised over $5,000,000 in gross funds to support junior sailing. For more information contact
Jim Morrow:  jjmorrow4@comcast.net
Sloane Barbour:  sloanebarbour@yahoo.com
Ilja Vreeken:  i.vreeken@transnav.com


  • Past Commodore Sloane Barbour
  • Past Commodore John Dewald
  • Past Commodore Ted Huebner
  • Past Commodore Jim Morrow
  • Past Commodore Mark Weber
  • Pete Beauregard
  • Dr. Gary Bill
  • Dan Bracciano
  • Patrick Connelly
  • Wally Cross
  • Michael Gualdoni
  • Jason Geisz
  • Gary Gonzalez
  • Tim Groustra
  • Joe Haney
  • Dan Klassen
  • Jeff Laethem
  • Gary Marowske
  • Paul Mattes
  • Tim Mullins
  • Joe Schaden
  • Sean Schotthoefer
  • Dr. John Seago
  • Glenn Sheets
  • Chris Sheeren
  • Steve Simmons
  • Sean Southers
  • Bill Turner
  • Mike Tusa
  • William Vogel, III
  • Ilja Vreeken
  • Matthew Wenzler