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.
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.
The US Government National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is presently in the process of updating “The American Practical Navigator,” most often simply called “Bowditch”, and is seeking input from mariners around the world. For more information on how you can participate click HERE.
The GLCC has announced a new collaboration with the Cruising Club of America (CCA) to help make the CCA’s “Safety for Cruising Couples” seminar more widely and very affordably available over the internet. A news release was sent to 54 Publications, 101 US Yacht Clubs and 84 Canadian Yacht Clubs as part of the larger announcement on the start of GLCCSchool’s 2015-16 school year. For more information, to view the news release, and to learn how you can help further spread the word, click here.