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America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association brings you this weekly podcast providing information and inspiration to help you plan your own Great Loop adventure.

Great Loop Radio Podcast AGLCA

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 75 Ratings

America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association brings you this weekly podcast providing information and inspiration to help you plan your own Great Loop adventure.

    Great Loop Radio: NOAA Forecasts for Boaters

    Great Loop Radio: NOAA Forecasts for Boaters

    Weather forecasts may be the most important piece of information you can gather before heading out for a day on the water.  This week, Kennard "Chip" Kasper, Meteorologist-in-Charge at NOAA/Florida Keys National Weather Service, joins us to talk about NOAA's mission and the important work they do in marine weather forecasting. With hurricane season right around the corner, we'll also discuss how storms are tracked and what the implications are for boaters.

    The Great Loop is a 6,000-mile route through interconnected waterways that allows boaters to circumnavigate the eastern U.S. and part of Canada. Learn more at www.greatloop.org.

    • 32 min
    Great Loop Radio: Story of our Loop - Kip & Insel, 44' Endeavor Catamaran

    Great Loop Radio: Story of our Loop - Kip & Insel, 44' Endeavor Catamaran

    Kip & Insel have completed the Great Loop three times! They share the stories of their Great Loop adventures aboard two different boats including how they've grown as boaters via the many miles they've cruised, tips on how they deal with having a 60 pound dog aboard, advice for those new to Looping, and more.


    America's Great Loop is the boating adventure of a lifetime! Loopers cruise the 6,000-mile Great Loop route aboard their own boats completing a circumnavigation of the eastern U.S. and part of Canada via mostly protected inland waterways. The Great Loop route follows the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Chesapeake Bay, and the New York Canals northwards, goes across the Great Lakes, south on the Inland Rivers, and then east Gulf Coast to complete the Loop.

    • 33 min
    Great Loop Radio: Entering Canada

    Great Loop Radio: Entering Canada

    ***This episode references the needed DTOPS sticker but we left out one detail. Only boats 30 feet and over must have a DTOPS sticker.

    The AGLCA Home Port Crew walks you through what U.S. citizens must do to legally enter Canada as part of their Great Loop.  We cover what to do before you go, the things you can and cannot bring with you, the procedure for entry, and flag etiquette as part of our discussion.


    America's Great Loop is the boating adventure of a lifetime! Loopers cruise the 6,000-mile Great Loop route aboard their own boats completing a circumnavigation of the eastern U.S. and part of Canada via mostly protected inland waterways. The Great Loop route follows the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Chesapeake Bay, and the New York Canals northwards, goes across the Great Lakes, south on the Inland Rivers, and then east Gulf Coast to complete the Loop.

     

     

    • 31 min
    Great Loop Radio: Advocacy Update

    Great Loop Radio: Advocacy Update

    Join us as America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association's Home Port Crew updates you on our Advocacy efforts including what we do on behalf of members and the boating community as a whole, what we're working on including a long-term issue in Florida, and how you can help.

    America's Great Loop is the boating adventure of a lifetime!

    Loopers cruise the 6,000-mile Great Loop route aboard their own boats completing a circumnavigation of the eastern U.S. and part of Canada via mostly protected inland waterways. The Great Loop route follows the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Chesapeake Bay, and the New York Canals northwards, goes across the Great Lakes, south on the Inland Rivers, and then east Gulf Coast to complete the Loop.

    • 29 min
    Great Loop Radio: Why Fitness Matters on the Loop

    Great Loop Radio: Why Fitness Matters on the Loop

    Several things on the Great Loop are easier if you maintain a good fitness level.  Our guest this week is Doreen Sharpe. She is a Gold Looper and a Physiotherapist, and she shares the reasons why maintaining fitness is important on the Great Loop and offers some tips on when and where to fit in fitness while Looping.

    The Great Loop is the boating adventure of a lifetime. Loopers follow the 6,000-mile route in their own boats, cruising up the east coast, into the Great Lakes, through the inland rivers, and through the Gulf of Mexico. Learn more at www.greatloop.org.

    • 26 min
    Great Loop Radio: AGLCA Harbor Hosts

    Great Loop Radio: AGLCA Harbor Hosts

    This week's episode focuses on our friendly and helpful Harbor Hosts!  The Home Port Crew shares more about the Harbor Host program and the True North Harbor Host of the Year award. Then, the 2022 and 2023 Harbor Hosts of the Year (Tsali & Jacque Bentley and Eric & Lynda Baumer) share why they love this program and what they did that earned them the True North distinction.

    The Great Loop is a 6,000-mile route through interconnected waterways that allows boaters to circumnavigate the eastern U.S. and part of Canada. Learn more at www.greatloop.org.

     




     

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Slovakia vacationer ,

Well organized and informative, but audio levels

The hostess is well informed and keeps to schedule. Even more importantly, she keeps the show guests on topic and on schedule. Only gripe is audio level management. The call in guests are very quiet, the interviewer is normal, and the intro and fade out music is deafening. Keep up the good work and add a mixing board.

IvanChaz ,

Great info but...

The info on this show is excellent but certain ‘guests’ audio is not at the same level as the host so we find ourselves constantly adjusting the volume or just skipping that ep.

Velomer ,

Captain

An essential link to anything a looper needs to know. Joining the group has been a phenomenal source of real time navigation and resources

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