With the unseasonable winter's ice cover and slow melt, this year's Memorial weekend proved to be memorable to say the least. The two accompanying photos show how Lake Superior cruisers enjoyed the holiday. The left photo is from Bayfield Wisconsin Yacht Club member Carl Olding; the right from GLCC member Bob Hansen. Lake Superior boats typically launch starting the first week of May, but not this year. Some Marinas are still iced in.
GLCCSchool weather instructor Mark Thornton recently put together a handy "Marine Weather Dashboard" on his weather forecasting web site. The new dashboard provides an easy to use consolidated window into a wealth of Great Lakes weather information. To check it out click Great Lakes Marine Weather, and then simply click on any lake name or weather product tile for additional detail.
The 2014 Wilderness Rally is planned for Monday, July 28, through Thursday, July 31 at Turnbull Island (NC-55). The Rally is returning to this scenic North Channel anchorage because it is large enough to handle the increasing popularity of this event. Additionally, there is an alternative location close by should the wind direction make Turnbull Island anchorage too uncomfortable. Click here for more information and registration.