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Burgee

Ability to fly our exclusive members-only burgee that identifies you an AGLCA member andPlatinum, Gold and White Burgees serves as a welcome mat when coming across other Loopers while cruising.  The burgee is available for purchase to members only.  Members, click here to order!

Discounts

Discounts, Discounts, Discounts! Members receive discounts on services and marinas, and special offers from our Sponsors throughout the Great Loop route, including 50% off your basic Boat U.S. membership dues and 10% off Enterprise Rental Cars.

Members: Click here to see the full list of discounts available!

Discussion Forum

Bubble Quote IconMembers' Discussion Forum -  This forum is THE place for information and inspiration about the Great Loop. 

Members: Click now to visit the Forum

Harbor Hosts

Access to Harbor Hosts. These are members who volunteer to assist LoopersHarbor Host Talking with People on Docked Boat when they enter the Harbor Hosts' home waters. Most will recommend services, share local knowledge and navigational tips, and often provide transportation for re-provisioning. The Harbor Hosts are displayed on the Great Loop Map and can also be found in the Member Roster.

Click here for more Harbor Host information.

Searchable Member Roster

Our Member Roster gives you instant access to other members in your area whether you're at home or on the Loop.  The roster includes the ability to search by many parameters, including Boat Name!

Members: Click here to search the Member Roster

Webinars - Free!

Members have access to live and recorded webinars -- many are free!

Several recording are available now, and we continue to produce new webinars regularly.  Our Webinar Library is free to members!

Classified Ads

Members may post Classified Ads free of charge, which can be viewed by members and non-members alike.  Classified ad categories include:

 

  • Boats for Sale - If you're selling your Looping boat, this is the place to list it!
  • Crew Offered - Interested in the Loop but don't have a boat?  Why not crew for another Looper?  We have many solo Loopers who sometimes want a hand in certain areas of the Loop, or couples who are interested in having the assistance of someone else aboard.
  • Crew Wanted - Post ads here if you need assistance along the way!
  • Miscellaneous for Sale - Sell (or find!) charts or equipment you no longer need.

AGLCA Apps

AGLCA Apps
App Screen for AGLCA

AGLCA has a mobile app for our members!  Our app provides a mobile version of the www.GreatLoop.org website that displays in a more user-friendly way than accessing it in a browser on a mobile device.  If you typically access the site on a mobile device, you’ll want to visit the site through the app instead of through a browser like Safari or Chrome.

Download the app from the Apple Store

Download the app from the Google Play Store



AGLCA's Free Official Member Tracker App - Nebo

Nebo Boat Logging App - Find other Loopers! - At the request of our members, AGLCA has partnered with Nebo, making logging your boat's location and finding other Loopers easy.  By automating the tedious task of logging sea voyages, you can spend more time enjoying your on-water boating adventures. Nebo is the easiest and best way to auto-log your boating journeys and to keep in touch with friends on the water (and those unfortunate enough to be stuck at home).

IMPORTANT: After signing up with Nebo, please email Julie Shea so she can have Nebo add the AGLCA logo as the icon for your boat.  That way, you'll be identified as a Looper!



Tracker App Accessories for Safety - Nebo

In addition to the free tracking app, Nebo offers a tracker device to members and non-members that can assist with safety in the following ways:

A person falls overboard unnoticed.  Nebo’s continually recorded track provides rescuers with a starting point for the search.

A vessel capsizes, and the EPIRB cannot be activated.  Nebo will show the track, and the likely location the capsize occurred.  Rescue authorities can model the current location of the vessel.

A captain requests assistance over the radio, or via Nebo. Rescuers can see the vessel’s location, rather than rely on a potentially inaccurate description.  Rescuers can see other vessels in the vicinity, and ask that they assist.

A captain asks friends to monitor their location and status.  Nebo allows those on land to easily monitor the status and location of the vessel, and alert authorities if required.

These features work with the free app, but there are advantages to using the Nebo Tracker. 


•    Starts automatically when the boat moves, so you don’t need to remember to start a voyage in the app.
•    Stays with the boat, so when you leave the boat with your smart phone, Nebo still shows the boat’s location.
•    Doesn’t utilize the data from your existing cell plan.
•    Doesn’t drain the battery on your smart phone to run the Nebo app.


AGLCA's parent company, KFR Services, Inc., is now the North American reseller for these Nebo trackers and you can purchase a tracker whether you're an AGLCA member or not. The tracker is $175 and subscriptions are $110 for one year and $60 for 6 months.  You can get further information on the tracker and purchase one online by using this link. 

Rendezvous & Reunions

Ability to attend our semi-annual members-only Rendezvous. The camaraderie at these events is instantaneous because hundreds of people with a common interest are gathered in one place to learn about the Great Loop and share their experiences.

Only members may attend our Rendezvous, but other events are open to anyone.

Click now to visit our events calendar.

Cost of Looping Calculator

Screen Shot of Cost of Looping CalculatorThe cost of Looping tool was designed to help you plan your Great Loop adventure by estimating what your costs may be doing the Loop in different types of boats and with different types of cruising preferences. 

New!  You can now search the costs input by other Loopers!  This feature enables you to see what other members with boats and cruising styles similar to yours spent on their Great Loop adventure.

Visit our Cost of Looping Calculator now!

BaccaLOOPerate

Baccalooperate Degree with Recipient NameMembers who have completed the Great Loop are awarded their BaccaLOOPerate Degree printed on gold parchment paper suitable for framing. Those completing the Loop a second time are awarded their MasterLOOPerate Degree.  Just complete this form when you complete your Loop and we'll get your certificate on its way to you.

Newsletters

Cover of Great Loop Link IssueOur Great Loop Link Newsletter emailed monthly and eUpdates emailed every few weeks containing news about the people and places on the Loop.

Visit our Publications Page to check them out.


Get Involved

  • Rewards for Getting Involved  
    • Be a part of the AGLCA Writers' Bureau and have an article published for a three-month membership extension.
    • Participate in the AGLCA Speakers Bureau and present on The Great Loop for a three-month membership extension.
    • Refer a new member to AGLCA and receive a two-month extension.
    • Refer a new Sponsor and receive a one-year extension.
    • Free Membership Renewal Coupons available at participating Sponsors.
Visit your Profile and select "Get Involved" to join the Writer's Bureau or Speakers Bureau, or become a Harbor Host.

Live Feed of Member Blogs

A live feed of active Member Blogs & Websites, allowing you to stay up-to-date on the status of your fellow Loopers.

Visit the blogs now.


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