London is a landlocked city in southwestern Ontario that Dave and Kathy Spencer have called home for most of their lives. Despite the absence of navigable water in London, Dave has spent most of his life sailing dinghies and runabouts thanks to a family cottage on the Trent Severn Waterway. Dave and Kathy didn’t get into the joys of cruising until 2005 when they bought a good old CS27. They got hooked while cruising from Bayfield, Ont. up to Georgian Bay’s North Channel and back several times. Since then, they have graduated to their beloved Catalina 34, Good Idea, and have moved their home port to Lion’s Head to enjoy its proximity to the North Channel and the wonderful anchorages on Georgian Bay within a couple of hours sail of Lion’s Head — perfect for a weekend getaway. Please click here to read more.
On Tuesday, December 6 at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central, Mark Gagyi, GLCC Port Captain and long time Great Lakes cruiser shares recipes and cooking tips to save your cruise from cans and fast food. Of course the cooking is fun, it has to be when it happens in a boat's galley! In Cooking and Cruising on the Great Lakes, Mark will share over 20 “lessons learned” about cooking and cruising, plus over 25 recipes he has created or collected over the years. In this webinar he will cover topics ranging from how to pick cookware to what to do with your trash when there aren’t any trash cans. Click here for more information and to register for class.
The GLCC Southwest Lake Michigan Mid-Winter Dinner returns on Saturday, January 14. This event will once again be held at the popular local restaurant Wildfire located at 159 West Erie Street, Chicago, Ill. The restaurant is in the vibrant River North area just north of downtown Chicago, close to numerous famous Chicago attractions and within a short taxi ride of the 2016 Chicago Boat, RV & Strictly Sail Show, which takes place the long weekend of Thursday, January 12 through Monday, January 16. Social Hour with US cash bar begins at 1730. We hope to see your there! Please click here to read further.
Member Fred Bagley, a frequent writer for sailing magazines, is featured in the 40th Anniversary issue of Cruising World. He writes about cruising into uncharted waters in Georgian Bay. Besides his wife Jennnifer, he credits GLCC members Jim & Bobbie Wooll and Ron & Jo Dwelle for leading him into "white" areas. Click the title to read his article "Uncharted on the Great Lakes."
Dan and Linda Cline, previous Port Captains for Port Sheldon (M-23.5) since January, 2014 have enjoyed cruising Lake Michigan on their Island Packet 320 sailboat since 2004. Originally berthed in Holland, Michigan, they recently moved to Traverse City this year and moved their boat Wildwood to Betsie Bay Marina in Frankfort (M-16) to be closer to their new home; subsequently becoming the harbors new GLCC Port Captains. Both are expecting to devote more time to exploring northern Lake Michigan, Green Bay, and the Great Lakes. Please click here to read further.