Open Classes

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      CG00401-f: Cruising Lake Erie

      Tuesday, January 19, 2021
      by Mark Gagyi
      From major cities to quaint fishing ports, from island anchorages to first class marinas --- the 2nd largest concentration of boaters in North America already know about Lake Erie's charms. Do you?
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      PK00911-f: Electrical System Package - Two Part Series on Solar Power Systems and Lithium Battery Technology

      Thursday, January 21, 2021 and Tuesday February 9, 2021
      by Tom Trimmer
      This package first covers generation of power giving you a solid understanding of solar power systems and how to design an appropriate system to meet run your boat's electrical requirements. The second webinar dives into Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries that are a huge leap forward over conventional batteries for marine electrical systems.
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      MX00101-f: Solar Power Systems for Great Lakes Cruising Boaters

      Thursday, January 21, 2021
      by Tom Trimmer
      Having plenty of electric power on board while cruising can make the difference between a fantastic experience and a marginal one. Solar energy is an excellent source of electrical power for the cruising sailboat or power boat. However, figuring out the size of solar panels you need and matching them up with the various accessories required for a complete high-performance system can be a daunting task.
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      CG00301-f: Cruising Lake Huron

      Tuesday, January 26, 2021
      by Craig Murchison
      Lake Huron is blessed with many wonderful and interesting ports and small towns up and down both the Canadian and Michigan shorelines. The Lake Huron webinar will cover the ports and anchorages surrounding the main lake including the Straits of Mackinac, the east Michigan shore and the west Ontario shore. In this webinar Admiral Bayfield Award winner Craig Murchison will share his extensive cruising experiences throughout the Lake.
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      NA00102-f: Great Lakes Currents

      Thursday, January 28, 2021
      by Niels Jensen
      Yes there ARE currents in the Great Lakes, and today's animated satellite-based current charts can assist in route planning! Whether you're a long-distance Great Lakes cruiser or a sailboat racer you'll find this webinar extremely useful.
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      CG00320-f: Cruising Georgian Bay and the Thirty Thousand Islands

      Tuesday February 2, 2021
      by Dave Spencer
      Georgian Bay is well known as a cruiser’s paradise for good reason. From the cliffs of the Bruce Peninsula to the busy harbours of off Severn Sound to the winding Small Craft Route up the eastern shore, Georgian Bay offers variety, scenery and adventure for the cruising boater. This webinar explores Georgian Bay’s beautiful anchorages as well as the towns and small settlements that serve the boating community along its shores.
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      SP00010: Getting the Most out of the GLCC Web Site

      Wednesday, February 3, 2021
      by Joann Mead
      The GLCC club's website is a treasure trove of information and features. Recently updated, the website is even better and easier to use. Join Joann Mead in this FREE webinar as she walks you through how to fully access our GLCC website’s full potential.
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      CG00601-f: Cruising America's Great Loop

      February 4th and 10th 2021
      by Mike and Deb Hervey
      Through the experiences of the instructors who are currently in the fifth year of doing the loop, this year's Great Loop webinar has been updated and expanded to two sessions. With this past year's COVID-19 restrictions expected to ease by this summer this is a great time to start planning your own future Loop for 2021 or beyond!
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      MX00102-f: Lithium Battery Technology for Cruising Boaters

      Tuesday, February 9, 2021
      by Tom Trimmer
      It’s time to replace your batteries again. Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO or LFP) batteries are expensive but are they the best long-term investment for your power needs? Many experts say yes! What is this battery technology all about and how do I determine if it is the best alternative for my boat? This seminar will address LiFePO4 battery technology and how to design a battery bank to meet your power needs.
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      CG00325-f: Cruising the Remote Waters of Northern Georgian Bay

      Thursday, February 11, 2021
      by Dave Spencer
      This webinar will guide you through the Northern Georgian Bay wilderness from Byng Inlet to Killarney. This area has a variety of wonderful anchorages and is unique in the Great Lakes as many of the waters are unsounded. You need a sense of adventure to cruise here. If that's you, or if that's what you are aspiring to, you'll want to join Dave Spencer, GLCC Rear Commodore for The North Channel, Georgian Bay and Canadian Lake Huron for his presentation that has been completely revised and updated for 2021.
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      MX00030-f: Fiberglass Repair Techniques

      Tuesday, February 16, 2021
      by Joe Parker
      Your fiberglass repair project might not be as extensive as the one shown in the accompanying photo, but everyone with a glass boat should have some understanding of basic fiberglass repair techniques. This information-packed webinar will provide that foundation.
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      CG00310-f: Favorite North Channel Anchorages

      Thursday, February 18, 2021
      by Dave Spencer
      If you are planning your first or twenty first cruise to the North Channel, you are sure to enjoy this webinar that has been completely revised and updated for 2021. The North Channel of Lake Huron is the world's premiere fresh water cruising destination and among the very top destinations for cruising boaters anywhere. Our presenter is Dave Spencer who is the Great Lakes Cruising Club's Rear Commodore for The North Channel, Georgian Bay and Canadian Lake Huron. Dave will guide you through a tour of North Channel anchorages from the western to eastern extremity of this pristine cruising area.
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      CG00205-f: Cruising Grand Traverse Bay

      Tuesday, February 23, 2021
      by Steve Wyckoff
      Grand Traverse Bay is one of the most beautiful regions of Michigan which is known for its lakeshores, cherry orchards, vineyards, and boating. Grand Traverse Bay is 32 miles long and 10 miles wide, with 132 miles of shoreline. It is divided into East and West Grand Traverse Bay by the Old Mission Peninsula. Not only will the scenery amaze you, but there is much to see and do as you cruise this area of Northwest Michigan. This webinar highlights anchorages, harbor towns and marinas available to cruisers.