Skip to main content

GLCC News

  • September 25, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Liza Copeland, one of the most experieinced GLCCSchool Instructors, has teamed up with Sarah Curry on the topic of Women Cruising.  If you will be attending the Annapolis Sailboat Show on Thursday, October 9, 2014, then you may want to take advantage of this opportunity.  Details for this event are at this website:  http://tinyurl.com/womencruising.

  • September 16, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    In preparation for the new school year starting in November, upcoming/new 2014 classes have now been posted on the GLCCSchool.com web site, plus an associated news release was issued to over 240 North American boating publications and organizations. You can help get the word out by clicking the news release and copying and pasting it (or simply copying the URL) into a personal email to your own yacht club webmaster or newsletter editor, asking them to share it with their readers. We look forward to seeing you in class this upcoming school year.

  • September 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    So sang Gordon Lightfoot.  It is true the Great Lakes are blessed, each lake has islands and bays beckoning the boater.  Some are quite compact, while others sprawling, but in all cases they offer places to anchor and explore.  Lake Ontario has it own island area, the Bay of Quinte in the east en

  • August 27, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    As we continue our journey through the Great Lakes via vintage Harbor Reports, it’s time to visit the gateway to Lake Ontario and the Southern Terminus of the Welland Canal, Port Colborne.  The old report E-25 Port Colborne was a mere 4 pages long.  We now have three reports to cover the same gro

  • July 25, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Long time GLCC member Angele Passe's article on escaping to Lake Superior by sailboat was featured in the July 25th Minneapolis Star Tribune. Angele and her husband Jim will also present their "Sharing the Helm" seminar at the upcoming GLCC Annual Meeting in Milwaukee. Don't miss it!  

  • July 21, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    If you're headed to Lake Ontario there are two canals to get you there.  This month's look back is about the Welland canal.  As is always the case with these vintage reports, it is interesting and informative.  Note the old photos, they speak well of the long history of the canal.  Please click

  • June 27, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    The United States Coast Guard, Sector Detroit, Waterways Management Division has issued Marine Event #9, Permit #2. There will be a Special Local Regulation issued by the Coast Guard establishing a restricted area and other controls. which also establishes a local safety zone, and slow no-wake area during any testing and active racing. St. Clair River closings weekend of July 26-27, 2014. Click here to read further.

  • June 25, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    With the Rendezvous next month in Leamington, Ont.

  • May 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    The June anniversary issue has information about the GLCCSchool summer session webinar offerings, cruising in Lake Erie (also helpful to our Leamington Rendezvous visitors), up-and-coming GLCC events, GLF update, boating safety, a wave of new members, and reports about our previously held events. Information & registration forms for upcoming events are available via the Events page.

  • May 27, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    With the unseasonable winter's ice cover and slow melt, this year's Memorial weekend proved to be memorable to say the least. The two accompanying photos show how Lake Superior cruisers enjoyed the holiday. The left photo is from Bayfield Wisconsin Yacht Club member Carl Olding; the right from GLCC member Bob Hansen. Lake Superior boats typically launch starting the first week of May, but not this year. Some Marinas are still iced in.