Minnesota sailor Roger Swanson, pictured here with his wife and sailing partner Gaynelle Templin, passed away on Christmas Day in Minneapolis. Swanson was among the World’s most accomplished and celebrated contemporary exploration sailors. Aboard his 57-foot Bowman ketch, Cloud Nine, he amassed over 215,000 miles under the keel while completing three world circumnavigations, three roundings of Cape Horn, two Antarctic trips, and three Northwest Passage attempts, the last making history in 2007 as the first American sailing vessel to transit the famed Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific via the Canadian Arctic. In 2010, GLCC Commodore J.E. Fordyce presented Roger and Gaynelle with a GLCC plaque in recognition of their exceptional cruising achievements, citing their "significant contributions to spark the dreams and advance the horizons of cruising boaters on the Great Lakes and the world". For more information on their sailing accomplishments and links to the obituary, click here.
When planning your 2013 summer cruise, the Green Bay harbors and anchorages provide an excellent opportunity to explore a unique corner of northwestern Lake Michigan, before or after attending the GLCC Rendezvous in Charlevoix (M-6), MI. There are 4th of July and other summer activities in almost every community. For more information, please click on the headline above.
Due to popular demand, the 2013 GLCC Spring Break will be held at Isles Yacht Club (IYC) in Punta Gorda, FL, Feb. 22-24. Located on the northern end of magnificent Charlotte Harbor, IYC is just minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico. It was the site of the very first GLCC Spring Break, back in 1989.
Yachting Magazine has consistently voted Punta Gorda among the 50 best Yachting Towns in America. As a boater, we are sure you’ll enjoy the Harbor Walk. It goes from Lashley Marina past historic homes and on to Fishermen’s Village, where you can wine, dine, shop, dock a boat, or just enjoy the view of the harbor.
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Charlevoix, the epicenter for the 2013 GLCC Rendezvous, has the potential to delight your mind, body, and spirit with the many resources available to a Great Lakes boater. Your committee has been working at a feverish pitch to choose the area activities that will best highlight your experience, while residing in Charlevoix (M-6) on Round Lake for the Club’s annual premier event, which is scheduled for July 10-13, 2013. Click here to read the entire article about the Rendezvous