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Visit the GLCC

If you cruise the Great Lakes, you may see a distinctive burgee with five interconnected chain-links that form a complete circle. It identifies the boat's owners as members of the Great Lakes Cruising Club (GLCC).

We proudly fly our GLCC burgees from the bow staffs of our power cruisers or from the spreaders of our sailboats. And we do get around. GLCC members take their boats far and wide on North America's five Great Lakes and their tributaries. We are found on the water from Duluth to Quebec; from Chicago to Buffalo; and from Toledo to Toronto. Some members are partial to the legendary North Channel, while others prefer cruising the secluded wilderness of Lake Superior's North Shore. The club has more than 2,500 members in the U.S. and Canada. We are known to be a friendly bunch of serious boaters who warmly welcome new members and are willing to share our love of the lakes and our knowledge about how to cruise them.

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Upcoming classes

Jim Zima, owner of Great Lakes Diesel in Huron, Ohio, believes that by instructing boat owners in basic maintenance, they learn to do daily engine checks and become confident in their ability to perform their own preventative maintenance services. Knowledge in these areas will keep your boat in good running order and will likely avoid costly repairs.
Learn what anchoring strategies are best to minimize each other’s stress, to maximize restful sleeps on the hook and to stay safe throughout the anchoring process. Discussions will include; choosing the right anchorage, selection and safe use of ground tackle and related equipment, and in particular, crew communication while anchoring. Those new to anchoring will pick up a good foundation of knowledge and those experienced at anchoring are sure to learn a few new things to make anchoring easier and safer through the illustrative slides.