GLCCSchool 2014-15 School Year News Release

Bill Rohde - September 16, 2014



Contact: Bill Rohde, GLCC Director, GLCCSchool Coordinator      

Tel.:       651-633-9028

Cell:       612-991-2775



Great Lakes Cruising Club School Announces Expanded Offerings for 2014-15 School Year

           With the school year starting this November the Great Lakes Cruising Club School will offer over 40 webinars, many of them new.  Taught by industry specialists and GLCC-accredited sail or power boating colleagues, the school’s highly affordable classes cover everything from weather to maintenance, provisioning to navigation, safe boating to anchoring techniques, regional cruising guides to locking skills … and more. Each of these classes is easily accessible from your home computer or tablet.  In addition, the school has expanded its regional Great Lakes cruising webinars with two new Lake Huron classes, a new webinar covering Lake Ontario, and a new webinar covering additional cruising grounds within Georgian Bay, while also adding several new boating skills classes.

            In order to support its expanded class offerings several new instructors are joining the faculty this year. For example: Liza Copeland, who has cruised over 160,000 miles, will be offering new classes on the technical and practical realities of cruising, and Great Lakes marine weather expert Mark Thornton will demystify the meaning and interpretation of Doppler weather radar products in his new class. These and other instructors join numerous other distinguished faculty members such as past Cruising Club of America Commodore and Safety at Sea expert Sheila McCurdy, and Starpath radar expert Larry Brandt.

            Live, real time on-screen presentations with visual aids provide an opportunity for participants to interact with the instructor and each other in a virtual classroom. Sessions typically run 60-90 minutes.  On average webinar registration is only $20.00, discounted to $15.00 for current Great Lakes Cruising Club (GLCC), United States Power Squadron (USPS) and Canadian Power and Sail Squadron (CPS) members.

             If scheduling doesn’t allow someone to attend a live webinar, they have an opportunity to view a recording of the live event on demand at a later date. In addition, selected previously broadcast webinars are periodically made available for recording-only registration.

             For further information and a listing of subjects, instructors, and costs, visit:  To sign up for classes and/or be alerted to upcoming webinars, make sure to register on the GLCCSchool web site.                                                                       



 GLCCSchool is an offering of the Great Lakes Cruising Club, a non-profit organization of roughly 2500 US and Canadian members dedicated to encouraging recreational boaters to safely explore our five beautiful Great Lakes and connecting waterways. The club's business offices are located at 405 Water Street, Suite 101, Port Huron, MI 48060-5469 USA. For more information click