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Informative Seminars, Over a Dozen Vendors, Rock Bottom Paint Prices, Storage Special, Open House New Boat Pricing, and much more.  Check back often for updates.

Open House Seminar Schedule


 9:00 - Ken Verhaeren and Rick McLaren  (Great Lakes Single Handed Society) “Techniques and equipment for safe sailing with or without crew”


10:00 - John Hoskins  (Single Handed Mac Race Winner 2016) "Modern Race Navigation”.   An Expedition software primer covering routing, polars, sail chart and race replay analysis.

The Great Lakes Singlehanded Society is an organization established for the perpetuation of the sport of solo sailing. It is one of the few organizations where no amount of money will purchase a membership - only by successfully completing a Port Huron to Mackinac, Chicago to Mackinac, Sault Ste. Marie to Duluth, the Lake Erie Solo Challenge, or the Lake Ontario 300 Solo Challenge is lifetime membership conveyed by the Society. Pick a Great Lake, and we are there to accommodate you!


11:00 - Dave Rearick- (KEYNOTE SPEAKER- Educational Outreach Coordinator for the Atlantic Cup Race and Ambassador the 11th Hour Racing.) Come enjoy Dave's stories of  amazing times both on and off shore,  sailing Lake Michigan and the Southern Ocean. and trhe magic and spirit of the sea.  He'll also share with us his efforts with 11th Hour Racing and their efforts to promote sailing and their involvement with Ben Ainsley Racing/Land Rover's bid for the America's Cup. Listen to his candid explanations of solo sailing, long periods at sea alone and his refreshing view as a cruiser in racing clothes!


1:30 - Amy Seeley (National Weather Service)  -  "Weather for the Mariner"   

Amy has been with the National Weather Service for 25 years.  During the last 15 years she has worked extensively with the commercial and recreational marine community on how to take and report marine weather observations.  Learn how to read clouds, obtain important information from the NWS internet site, recognize and evaluate weather systems as they approach.  Amy's presentations have been very popular at past Larsen Marine seminars.  You won't want to miss out on the valuable weather knowledge that you can apply on the water.


On Site Vendors Include:   Boat Tailors, Quantum Sails, Single Handed Society, WESTREC, waukegan Harbor, Wolverine Inflatables, Sea Safaris Sailing School, Larsen Marine Sales, Storage and Service, Waukegan Power Squadron, KVH Electronics


Shipstore Specials include:   Lowest price of the year on VC-17 Paint and special pricing on Gill clothing and accessories, Spinlock deck vests, New England Rope, Swobbit brushes and accessories, Weems & Plath navigation tools, , Harken classic blocks, Polyform fenders and accessories, Electonic flares and all waxes and cleaners. 


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