Great Lakes Cruising Club has expanded its popular online GLCC School, now in its third year of operation, to offer more than 40 educational webinars.
Aimed at the Great Lakes, these seminars are intended for boating enthusiasts everywhere who seek to learn about the region and general seamanship.
Taught using real time, on-screen presentations the webinars are conducted by accredited GLCC sail or power boating staff as well as leading marine industry specialists.
Continually expanding their faculty, the GLCC welcomed BoatUS Technical Director, Beth Leonard, who offered a webinar in February titled, “Why Boats Sink.” Also in the stable of presenters is routing and weather guru, Chris Parker, marine refrigeration and power expert Bob Williams, and Starpath Radar expert Larry Brandt. Other notables include Cruising Club of America Commodore Sheila McCurdy and a slew of other experts.
Typically running 60-90 minutes in length the live video seminars include tons of visual aids aimed at giving participants an opportunity to interact with the faculty member and other class attendees. Sessions are accessible to anyone, anywhere and require only a computer with speakers, a web browser, and a decent Internet connection to participate.
Topics range from simple boating skills like “Happy Hooking: The Art of Anchoring”, to recorded passages through parts of the Great Lakes so boaters can get a first hand look before they cruise.
Members of the GLCC, United States Power Squadron and Canadian Power Squadron can enjoy the webinars at a discounted price of $20 USD, while the average cost to non-members is $25 USD.
Located in Port Huron, Michigan, the GLCC is a non-profit organization of roughly 2,500 members in the U.S. and Canada. Their goal is to encourage recreational boaters to explore the five Great Lakes and their many connecting waterways while providing the knowledge and education to do so safely.
For more information on about registering and classes offered, visit www.glccschool.com.