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  • On Tuesday, February 27th Mark Thornton’s Great Lakes Weather Essentials series returns with Forces Controlling the Wind/Doppler Radar. This second webinar in the Great Lakes Weather series is a must for all cruisers who are looking to predict and plan for our Great Lakes boating weather.

    In this session Mark will cover an examination of those atmospheric forces that control the wind and how to use Doppler Radar as a forecasting tool.

    Don't forget all the GLCCSchool webinars are free for all GLCC members.

  • This Wednesday the GLCCSchool returns to the Cruising Lake Superior Package with Part 5, Niels Jensen’s presentation of Cruising Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands. For anyone considering or planning to visit the Big Lake this is the place to start.

    Our GLCCSchool Lake Superior Package includes five sperate webinars and is presented by two very experienced and knowledgeable Lake Superior cruisers, Dave Carr and Niels Jensen. You can sign up for the whole Lake Superior Package or register for the individual webinars that best meet your needs.

    The other webinars in the package include An Introduction to Cruising Lake Superior, Cruising Lake Superior’s South Schore, Cruising Lake Superior’s Canadian Shores and Wilderness Cruising Lake Superior’s Isle Royale.

    Don't forget all the GLCCSchool webinars are free for all GLCC members.

  • Thursday, February 29th kicks off the opening night for GLCCSchool’s Marine Diesel webinar package. This four-part series is a must for all cruisers who are looking for a no diesel drama cruising season.

    In this first session master mechanic Jim Zima will show you how to set up a regular diesel engine maintenance plan that will keep your engine happy and steer you away from expensive repairs.

    Don't forget all the GLCCSchool webinars are free for all GLCC members.

  • Port Clinton, Ohio (E-20): Denny Schurdell has been a life-long teacher. He is retired as a visual arts teacher, K-12 and college. He coached for many years in wrestling, cross country and soccer. Denny has degrees from Kent State University, La Verne College, and Cleveland State University. He belongs to the Sandusky Yacht Club, and is a former member of Bay Point Yacht Club and Harbor Bay Yacht Club. He is a founder of the former Catalina sailboat association-LECOA (Lake Erie Catalina Owners Association).

  • I bet you didn’t know the GLCC has a YouTube channel. We’ve had one for several years but it hasn’t been very active. Until now. Kelly Hillman and Rear Commodore Rob Hillman have reinvigorated our channel with fresh new videos mainly aimed at providing a sneak peek into upcoming classes in the GLCC School. They intend to keep making and posting new videos throughout the season to keep members and non-members up to date on items of interest to our club and upcoming GLCC School classes and activities.

  • We have big news in this winter Lifeline! From FREE webinars for members, summer activities well into the planning stages and all the boat show info. It’s a very exciting time to be a GLCC member. Rochester, N.Y. (O-6), is our featured harbor, and it has lots of interesting attributes.

  • Fall is coming but GLCC's Summer was a summary of adventures around the Great Lakes as GLCC’s numerous events were quite lively and entertaining. Inside the covers of this fall’s Lifeline, are full reports of all that happened, what’s happening and what’s coming up!

  • The historic St. Clair Inn, in St. Clair, Michigan, is the site for this year’s Annual Membership Meeting Oct. 27–28. But a famous shipwreck is the star. The boutique hotel on the St. Clair River is within sight of Ontario. It has recently been renovated. Its new look is built in many ways on stories of the past, when bootleggers around the area made the short trip from Canada to the US.

  • Ahoy GLCC Region 35 members! Plans for an informal Lake Ontario Rally at the Trent Port Marina (O-34) the weekend of August 11–13th are moving forward! There is no registration fee but please let me know by August 5th if you are planning to attend and will join us for dinner at Tomasso's Italian Grille on Saturday evening so we can make reservations.

  • You are in for a treat. We are trying something new. For the first time, the Lake Superior Rally will be held at Houghton-Hancock, Mich. (S-200) on the spectacular Keweenaw Peninsula, Mich. (S-199). This location was only recently made possible by a major harbor improvement project of Houghton’s City Dock.