The 2017 Spring Break will be in Punta Gorda, Florida, February 15-18, 2017. Our Hosts & Chairpersons will be John & Penny Holmes, Port Captains for Charlotte Harbor, Fla. (no strangers to chairing this event) and we will be guests of the beautiful Isles Yacht Club located just off Charlotte Harbor. Punta Gorda has much to offer, and we will be taking advantage of that! Be sure to mark your calendars, for this truly will be an enjoyable & pleasant Spring Break. Please click here to read further.
Please join us as we thank and congratulate Port Captain’s Brad Somers and Ed Mahoney on being appointed another port of watch! They volunteered and were assigned the additional responsibility on October 22, 2016; Brad for Bob Lo Island, Ont. (D-86) and Ed for Cleveland, Ohio (E-10). Please give them a call or stop by and say “hello” next time you are “cruising” through one of the ports — by land or by sea!
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.
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."