GLCC News

Today is August 26, 2016

A Royale Cruising Ground

Joann Mead - March 17, 2016

Planning on visiting Isle Royale while you are in Lake Superior for the Rendezvous this summer?  Be sure and check out member Fred Bagley's article "A Royale Cruising Ground" in the April, 2016 issue of Sail magazine.  Pick up your copy now if you don't subscribe.

GLCC Boat Show Season in Full Swing

Cindy - January 14, 2016

This is the time when it feels almost like Christmas to boaters around the Great Lakes — there are three boat shows within one month! (Namely: 2016 Toronto International Boat ShowCleveland Progressive Insurance Boat Show, and the 2016 Chicago Boat, RV & Strictly Sail Show.) All the preparations and route planning make for a build-up of excitement that would make any cruiser jump for joy! Click here to read more!

Suddenly Alone CCA Class Materials Now Available for Local Yacht Club Presentations

Bill Rohde - December 17, 2015

As a follow-up to the Wednesday 12/16 GLCC Webinar "Safety for Shorthanded Cruisers and Cruising Couples", the popular SUDDENLY ALONE (SA) program originally developed by the Cruising Club of America (CCA) and the Bonnell Cove Foundation has been repackaged as a small scale "do it yourself" presentation for sailing clubs and organizations and renamed Safety for Cruising Couples (SCC).  For more information click HERE.

2015 Annual Meeting Speaker

Joann Mead - November 10, 2015

At the 2015 GLCC Annual General Meeting in London, ON, Executive Director of Georgian Bay Forever, David Sweetnam spoke on invasive species in the Great Lakes. The key message is to be vigilant and to help prevent invasive species from establishing themselves in these waters. Once established, the costs to eradicate them are extremely high. Here are some examples of the costs of invasive zebra mussels: 
• Cost the power industry alone $3.1 billion in the 1993-1999 period
• Impact on industries, businesses, and communities over $5 billion
• Ontario Hydro reported zebra mussel impacts of $376,000 annually per generating station

Georgian Bay Forever is a charity dedicated to scientific research and public education on Georgian Bay's aquatic ecosystem.  To learn more about their efforts, please visit GeorgianBayForever.

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