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Available As a Recording in the GLCCSchool – Making the Leap to Distance and Overnight Passage Making

Authored by Mark Gagyi
January 20, 2023

Long distance and overnight passages can be a bit intimidating, but they don’t need to be. In his webinar Making the Leap to Distance and Overnight Passage Making Bill Rhode shares with you what you need to know to prepare for and execute long distance cruising. From gear, to route planning, to watch schedules --- Bill will cover it all. If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing the full Milky Way from your own private back porch, the middle of a Great Lake on an overnight passage is the place to make your dream come true.

The GLCCSchool is happy to present to you this excellent webinar by veteran cruiser Bill Rohde. Bill’s experience in distance cruising began over 40 years ago on Lake Superior and eventually extended to several 1,500-mileoffshore ocean passages. Join Bill as he shares his knowledge and experience.

Register now at the Great Lakes Cruising Club School.



Hi all,

I see there is an interest for those ambitious to do longer trips on the water.

There is an article I have written that has suggestions for making longer sails (primarily for sail, but power boats will benefit also) more likely to be safe, successful, and satisfying: in other words a passage that you look forward to repeating.

It was first written for the US Naval Academy’s publication, The Helmsman, and continued to see life in Voyages Magazine and then in SAIL magazine.

I would put it on the GLCC site if someone talks me through how to post a longer piece or I will send a text copy if you write me at Alchemy128(at)

My best, Dick Stevenson, s/v Alchemy