Today is January 24, 2021

New Website February 1

Joann Mead - January 17, 2021

We are excited to announce that the GLCC’s long awaited new website will debut on February 1, 2021.  This new website will have a fresh new feel but will still provide the same Harbor Reports you are used to seeing.  You will notice that the new site is designed to take advantage of wider PC screens but also be very friendly on mobile devices.

To facilitate the launch of the new site, data from the current site will be uploaded to the new site as of January 22 and the current site will be frozen. We are asking that members and editors hold off making any content changes to the current site after January 22.  A webinar will be presented Feb. 3 for those who would like to learn more. To read more about the new website click here.

Next Week in the GLCCSchool – Cruising Lake Huron & Great Lakes Currents

mark.gagyi - January 22, 2021

Cruising Lake Huron --- Lake Huron is blessed with many wonderful and interesting ports and towns.  Join veteran GLCCSchool presenter and longtime Lake Huron cruiser, Craig Murchison on Tuesday, January 26th as he explores Cruising Lake Huron. More than just a travelogue, Craig’s webinar will offer insight and insider tips only a cruiser with his experience can share.

Great Lakes Currents --- Did you know there are honest to goodness currents in all five of our Great Lakes?  Today satellite analysis refines and constantly updates the status of currents that were discovered over a 100 years ago. Boaters engaging in long-distance Great Lakes cruising, as well as racing, will find today’s current charts of particular interest.  Join Niels Jensen on Thursday, January 28th as he explores the fascinating Great Lakes Currents.

Two Weeks from Now in the GLCCSchool – Getting the Most Out of the GLCC Website

mark.gagyi - January 22, 2021

The GLCC website has undergone a major renovation and now has a clean new look and feel with many upgrades. On Wednesday, February 3rd join our Website Committee chairperson, Joann Mead, as she walks us through the features and functions of new GLCC website.

Getting the Most out of the GLCC Website is a must webinar for those of us who were used to the old website and for those of us who are ready to get started using the new website. Remember even if you are a GLCC member you still have register separately to participate in a GLCCSchool webinar. As our school is open to members and non-members, separate registrations are required to keep everyone’s data secure.

Two Weeks from Now in the GLCCSchool – Cruising Georgian Bay and the 30,000 Islands & Cruising America’s Great Loop

mark.gagyi - January 22, 2021

Cruising Georgian Bay and the 30,000 Islands --- The Georgian Bay is well known as a cruiser’s paradise for good reason.  Join Dave Spencer and the GLCCSchool on Tuesday, February 2nd as Dave explores the Georgian Bay from the cliffs of the Bruce Peninsula, to the busy ports of Severn Sound, to the eastern shore’s Small Craft Route and much more. Don’t miss this thorough introduction to a Great Lakes cruising wonderland.

Cruising America’s Great Loop --- Every dreamed of doing the Great Loop?  If you have then join Mike and Deb Hervey on April 4th and 10th for their two-part presentation of Cruising America’s Great Loop. Mike and Deb are in the Great Loop's cruising slow lane having started their adventure back in 2016 with the goal of exploring every nook and cranny along the way.  Whether you are just curious or seriously planning your own Great Loop adventure, this webinar is for you.

Port Captain Introductions: Philip R. May

Cindy - January 14, 2021

     Please join us in welcoming Rear Commodore Philip R. May as our newly appointed Port Captain for Belmont Harbor - Chicago, Ill. (M-39)! Here's a summary of his boating experiences...
     I’ve been sailing most of my life. I got started sailing because I was never good at ball sports, and since sailing did not require the same hand-eye coordination, I took it up. Starting on a little Styrofoam boat while in high school. I spent four years in the U.S. Navy as a deck officer and ending as Chief Engineer on amphibious landing ship. The Navy usually maintained a Sailing Center on most of their bases. So, while down at the Guantanamo Naval Base for the ship training, I and another officer took a sailboat out to enjoy a Sunday afternoon and cruise around the bay. Unfortunately, there was not a chart on the sailboat, hence I have the dubious distinction of running aground in Guantanamo Bay. We got off fairly quickly, and fortunately with no help from the Cuban Coast Guard. Please click here to read more.