Four ASI members (Tom Baker, Suzanne Benloucif, Norm Schmidt, and Linda Zbarcha) recently enjoyed an overnight cruise to the North Channel Yacht Club near (Algonac MI.)
They attended a seminar hosted by the Birmingham Power Squadron.
The topic was “Emergencies On Board”. After leaving JBM, the four sailed across Lake St. Clair in light winds on ASI’s 30 ft. Catalina “Manitou”. When they reached the shipping channel, they motorsailed up the St. Clair Flats channel to Algonac. From there they headed west to the NCYC where they spent the night.
Also attending this seminar were members Claire Zepeda, John Hurtubise, and Steve Wyborski who made the trip on Claire’s boat “Clairebuoyant”. The folllowing day, after attending the seminar, our four sailors headed back home via the North Channel (of Lake St. Clair), out into Anchor Bay, then south and back to JBM. They enjoyed a challenging day of sailing in heavy winds from the southwest.