Ahh, spring... If you’re in the northern region of the States, you might not be feeling it yet. Just like the spring issue of Lifeline, you know it's coming! This edition has many events in store for the boating season. The first installation of the Founders Award about Niels & Vicki Jensen’s 42-day, 3 Great Lakes Cruise is a good read, with enticing photos that’ll get you thinking of summer. There are recaps of past events and boat shows, a handful of new Port Captains, new Members, and the popular lighthouse trivia dedicated page, which also has our Calendar of Events. We hope you enjoy some light reading while the harbors thaw! Click here to access the 2019 spring Lifeline magazine, and here for updates and information on GLCC Events.
Please join us in welcoming Mary Micket as newly appointed Port Captain for Irondequoit Bay, N.Y. (O-5.7). Mary has volunteered the past few years in the GLCC booth at the Toronto Boat Show and attended the Lake Ontario Rally for many years. This year she is part of the event’s planning committee. As Port Captain, she looks forward to helping fellow GLCC cruisers visiting Irondequoit Bay. Here's a bit about her and her husband's crusing experiences...
My husband Wes and I began boating in the late 1980s by renting house boats and cruising in the Thousand Island area of the St. Lawrence River. In 2001 we purchased our first boat, a 32-foot Wellcraft cabin cruiser. Southpoint Marina in the Irondequiot Bay is minutes from our home and we enjoyed many nice weeknights onboard after work. Please click here to read more..
Congratulations to newly appointed Port Captains George Dew and Hélène Carrière for Collins Bay, Ont. (O-14)!
George is a retired engineer / project manager; Hélène is a retired university administrator. Residents of Gatineau, Québec, they have sailed out of Collins Bay since 2017.
Both learned to sail while members of the Georgian Bay Sailing Centre, which operated out of Parry Sound in the early 1980s. From the first time they met on a dock in Parry Sound they cruised together on the club’s Edel 22 and Gib’Sea 36. During that time George’s experience also included two Great Lakes transport trips between Parry Sound and Kingston (Lake Ontario) via the lakes and the Welland Canal. Please click here to read on.
In February, when the ice grows thick on the Great Lakes, and the snow again drifts through the region, we hope you’ll join us Feb. 10–13, for the GLCC Spring Break XXVII on the Gulf Coast of Florida. We have another enticing program lined up for you, and Spring Break is always a good opportunity to meet up with old friends, make new friends, and talk about the coming cruising season. Pack light, the whole event is dressy casual!
The arrival day at St. Petersburg, Fla., is Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown, where we have arranged a special room rate of $219 USD/night. Breakfast and internet are included with the room rate. Parking is $15 USD/day. For hotel reservations please call 800-993-4751 by Jan. 10, 2019, and don’t forget to mention GLCC to receive your discount. *Newly added: Spring Break Closing Dinner at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club - Cash bar followed by speaker!* Please click here for further information & registration.