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Great Lakes Cruising in a Trailerable Boat

Ever wondered about the feasibility and safety of sailing your small, trailerable vessel around the Great Lakes? Here's the webinar you've been looking for!
Do you own a trailerable boat but may be hesitant about cruising the beautiful and exciting Great Lakes? Do you wonder if you or your boat are up to the task? Join Captain Brad Lathrop on this live webinar where he will discuss his actual examples of 3 exciting cruises. He and his wife Debbie spent 2 weeks sailing each cruise on their 26 ft. sailboat. Brad will share with you the fun and excitement of cruising the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior, the beautiful Door County Peninsula on Green Bay, as well as the gorgeous Grand Traverse Bay and the Manitou Islands on Lake Michigan, all in complete comfort and safety. Yes, you CAN cruise the Great Lakes on your trailerable boat and Brad will show you how! This webinar will include:
  • Plenty of beautiful pictures of some of the most awe-inspiring areas of the Great Lakes
  • Tips on how to make your boat both safe and comfortable for cruising
  • Discussion relating to safe navigation - even if you don’t own a chart plotter
  • Discuss a few options related to meals and provisioning your boat for the cruise
  • Information on how the GLCC's Harbor Reports can help you determine where to launch you trailer boat
  • Open up the session for your discussion or questions and answers

Meet The Instructor

Brad Lathrop
Captain Brad Lathrop has a unique insight to cruising the Great Lakes as he explores the sweetwater seas from his 26 ft trailerable boat. Having already sailed 3 of the 5 Great Lakes, he brings the enthusiasm of a recent convert to his presentations bolstered by the significant experience garnered from actually "doing it". Brad enjoys helping others with small boats learn that they too can share the excitement and the beauty of cruising these Great Lakes.