Congratulations to Port Captain Jim Lee for Mentor, Ohio (E-8) on completing the Great Lakes Singlehanded Society 2019 Lake Erie Solo Challenge this past August. Jim sailed single-handed from Toledo Beach, Mich. to Buffalo, N.Y. and back to Erie, P.A., a distance of 271 nautical miles or 312 statute miles. One can follow his trip at http://woolamaloo.com/lake-erie-solo-challenge/. Click on the pictures to read the narrative.
Both Cristina (Crissie) and John (Jack) have a long history of sailing the Great Lakes, most notably Lake St. Clair, Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, and the North Channel, in various sailboats, spanning the last 40 years or so. They belong to Crescent Sail Yacht Club on Lake St. Clair, now as non-resident members.
Crissie has sailed in numerous Port Huron to Mackinac single handed races.
Crissie and Jack sailed, for several years, up and down the inter-coastal and over to the Bahamas. Please click here to read more!
Sign up soon for the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Great Lakes Cruising Club: Oct. 25–27 in resurgent downtown Detroit (D-54). Join friends old and new as we review the 2018-19 year, elect our officers and directors, and look ahead to great social and boating experiences in 2019-20 at the historic Detroit Yacht Club (DYC)! Attendees interested in a tour of the 95-year-old clubhouse can return to the DYC for an optional Sunday brunch (on your own), and a guided tour.
Our hotel will be the downtown Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The Renaissance Center houses the headquarters of General Motors Corporation, includes the largest hotel in Michigan, and offers a variety of restaurants, shops, and vehicle displays (GM products of course). Be sure to make your reservation no later than Thursday, Oct. 3, at 1700 to secure the favorable GLCC rate of $155 USD per night online here or by phone at 877-901-6632. Please click here for further information, agenda, and registration.
Meet the new Co-Port Captains for St. Clair Shores, Mich. (D-48), Victor and Susan Camaiore. Vic and Sue have been sailing for over 30 years. They have been GLCC members since 2013, but the first social event they attended was the 2016 Rendezvous in Superior, Wis., after buying their boat in Barker’s Island Marina where the Rendezvous was held. Since then, they have attended the 2018 and 2019 Rendezvous, the 2017 Lake Superior Rally, 2018 Wilderness Rally, 2019 Lake Huron Rally and GLCC meetings in Toledo, Ont., Windsor, Ont., and London, Ont. Please click here to continue reading.
With the slow onset of summer, a lot of us have been hoping it will be made up with a late fall. That remains to be seen. In the meantime, Lifeline is a great way to keep the memories alive! This issue has all the staple ingredients needed for just that. There are event recaps on the fun we’ve had in the summer and reports on upcoming events that we won’t want to miss. The 2019 Rendezvous centerfold will have us reminiscing and looking forward to next year’s event in Little Current, Ont. (NC-17). Let’s be sure to read the final installment of Past Commodore Niels & Vicki Jensen’s Founders Award log (and also the previous two issues) before putting away our boats! Please click here to access the 2019 fall Lifeline magazine, and here for updates and information on GLCC Events.