Today is January 20, 2020

Port Captain Introductions: George Dew & Hélène Carrière

Cindy - December 27, 2018

     Congratulations to newly appointed Port Captains George Dew and Hélène Carrière for Collins Bay, Ont. (O-14)!
     George is a retired engineer / project manager; Hélène is a retired university administrator. Residents of Gatineau, Québec, they have sailed out of Collins Bay since 2017.
     Both learned to sail while members of the Georgian Bay Sailing Centre, which operated out of Parry Sound in the early 1980s. From the first time they met on a dock in Parry Sound they cruised together on the club’s Edel 22 and Gib’Sea 36. During that time George’s experience also included two Great Lakes transport trips between Parry Sound and Kingston (Lake Ontario) via the lakes and the Welland Canal. Please click here to read on.

2019 Spring Break XXVII

Cindy - January 29, 2019

     In February, when the ice grows thick on the Great Lakes, and the snow again drifts through the region, we hope you’ll join us Feb. 10–13, for the GLCC Spring Break XXVII on the Gulf Coast of Florida. We have another enticing program lined up for you, and Spring Break is always a good opportunity to meet up with old friends, make new friends, and talk about the coming cruising season. Pack light, the whole event is dressy casual!
     The arrival day at St. Petersburg, Fla., is Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown, where we have arranged a special room rate of $219 USD/night. Breakfast and internet are included with the room rate. Parking is $15 USD/day. For hotel reservations please call 800-993-4751 by Jan. 10, 2019, and don’t forget to mention GLCC to receive your discount. *Newly added: Spring Break Closing Dinner at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club - Cash bar followed by speaker!* Please click here for further information & registration.

Port Captain Introductions: Alan & Eileen Clark

Cindy - December 13, 2018

     We welcome new Port Captains for Marblehead, Ohio (E-16.6) Alan & Eileen Clark. Here’s what Alan had to say in their bio…
     While raising two children we were looking for a way to bring the family closer and eliminate outside distractions. We have always had a love for water. Sailing looked so relaxing while challenging and intriguing, it enticed us look further into this sport.
     I started sailing when I was 40 and coaxed my wife Eileen into it also!
     On Grand Lake St. Marys, Ohio, we raced and cruised a Catalina 22 for ten years. We then moved up to a Catalina 25, racing and cruising on Grand Lake St. Marys for eleven years. We trailered our Catalina 25 to Cleveland for their race week (we took second place!). This was our first experience on Lake Erie with our boat. Please click here to read more.

Cross the Atlantic at the January GLCC Lake Superior Dinner Meeting!

Bill Rohde - December 6, 2018

The GLCC Lake Superior Winter Dinner is coming up soon ... Saturday January 5th at the Radisson Roseville hotel, centrally located between Minneapolis and St. Paul in Roseville, Minnesota.  This year's dinner features the fascinating tales of professional sailor, Captain Claudia Dengler, as she describes her experiences having delivered multiple cruising catamarans across the Atlantic. For more information and to reserve your place, register here before December 20.  Registration is open to both members and guests.

Winter 2018 Lifeline Now Available!

Cindy - December 4, 2018

This issue of the Lifeline will be a nice read as you relax in your favorite arm chair by the fireplace. The winter issue has lots of information on coming events including Spring Break 2019 and updates on past times. The cover is unique in that the photo refers to the flow of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Foundation updates us on how the annual “Bilge Auction” plays a big part in grant accrual and asks that members keep supporting and look for opportunities to allocate donations. The highlight of the issue is the Annual General Membership Meeting article where we learn who has been appointed/re-appointed to our board. Finally, the editor has taken the liberty to post a couple safety-related articles, which you are urged to read! Remember to check out the 2019 Boat Show information on page 8. Click here to access the 2018 winter Lifeline magazine, and here for updates and information on GLCC Events.