The Great Lakes Cruising Club will hold the 2019 Lake Superior Rally at Silver Bay Marina (S-183). The rally arrival day is Friday, August 16, and departure day is Sunday, August 18, 2019. Early arrival on Thursday is optional. Port captains will greet you at the registration table, starting Thursday at around 1500 in the Gazebo/Pavilion.
Our theme for this year’s rally is Lay Back/No Worries and activities are planned to help everyone lay back and get to know the new people as well as visit with old cruising friends. Our last several Rallies were go-go-go, this year sit, snooze, gossip, imbibe, tell the old as well as new stories and hang out. Maybe we will have an activity or two that we will need to get up and go, or do something. But maybe not. Cost is $45 USD/pp. Dockage rate is $1 USD/foot.
Informal Early Arrival Thursday – ad hoc dinner with whoever is there, share a dish, BYOB or maybe a walk to town for dinner.
Safe and Happy boating.
Early arrival ad-hoc dinner
0800: Welcome Breakfast: Rolls, juice, coffee, tea, and announcements (donation)
1200: Lunch - Oh no! The fridge is out!! What will we eat? Call Jimmy’s pizza (on your own).
1300: Official registration starts at the Gazebo on the Deck
1400: Hike or dingy to Black Sand Beach and hear the stories of why it’s there. Or take a nap and check it out on the web.
Note: Cocktail hour(s) will not be canceled because of rain, snow, wind or not having anything to drink, we can share.
1700: Hang out time at the Gazebo/Clubhouse, Introductions then Brats/Grilled Chicken and bring a dish to share, BYOB.
Following dinner, an update on the GLCC, what’s happening on the other lakes, stories of past cruises, sharing of future plans and what’s new. People are still posting pictures of whales on Lake Superior. Can you believe that?!?
2015: Pipe the Sundown - Actual sunset at Silver Bay
0800: Pancake Breakfast at Silver Bay Marina Club House. Prepared and served by the officers, you will enjoy this delicious tradition of pancakes, hash browns, sausage, fruit, juice, tea, and coffee.
1000: Port Captains’ Meeting (Clubhouse) - GLCC updates and planning for next Lake Superior Rally Location. Working session on updating our Harbor Reports. Any attendees are welcome at the meeting, especially for the portion devoted to our Harbor Reports. Handout will be available.
1100 Dress Ship
1200: Lunch on your own
1330 to 1530: Boat Tours. We all love our own boat and we love to see other people’s boats! At registration you will be asked to sign up if you want your boat on the hosting list. Then you will be assigned first or second hour, so you can also have a turn to visit other boats.
1700: Cocktail Hour on the docks - visit, hang out
1800: Dinner at the clubhouse (catered), BYOB
2013: Pipe the Sundown
0800: Farewell Breakfast of fruit, pastries juice, coffee, and tea
1200: Farewell Lunch - Fish cake dinner by Silver Bay Yacht Club on the Deck (cash)