Benefits of Membership!

Our Members Say:

"AGLCA serves as the mother lode of cruising resources... the camaraderie of Loopers that adds immeasurably to the cruising experience. We have made friends for life." Bob & Liz Stagg, Members since 2002

"The primary reason for joining AGLCA was to be part of a forum of Loopers. ... It's LOOPER support central!" Andrew & Sallyann Newton, Members since 2007

"AGLCA provided a pathway through unknown waters as well as opened many doors to sights most people won't experience in a life time." Richard & Pat Horan, Members since 2001

"I try to vicariously continue to live the dream through...contacts that I made at the Norfolk Spring Rendezvous! The AGLCA twice yearly "Rendezvous" are a wonderful way to immerse oneself in the sailors, spirit and education of the AGLCA." Alan V. Cecil, Member since 2011

"We have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this great organization. (Our Loop year) was an amazing experience and we continue friendships with couples we met Looping! Many thanks to AGLCA for expanding our horizons!" Pookie & Evan Davis, Members since 2004

"This was the trip of a lifetime and one we will never forget. Thanks to AGLCA, all the great boaters we met who gave input to our travels, and new friends made along the way. " Anne & Larry, Members since 2011

"We like the instant camaraderie when we spot another Looper's Burgee." Bill & Jane Stone, Members since 2004

There are many benefits of membership in AGLCA. The most valuable is inclusion in an exclusive social network of people with a very specific, shared interest, goal, passion - cruising America's Great Loop. Our unique ability to bring together those who have completed the Great Loop, those currently cruising it, those planning their trip, and those dreaming about the adventure provides a platform for sharing vital advice and information that can make the Loop a reality.

Interact, Learn, and Save through:

  • Members' Discussion Forum with over 20,000 searchable questions, answers, reviews, and news items. This forum is THE place for information and inspiration about the Great Loop.

  • Members' Blog Feed including the most recent posts from over 150 blogs of members currently cruising the Great Loop.

  • Membership Directory giving you instant access to other members in your area whether you're at home or on the Loop.

  • 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.

  • Ability to fly our exclusive members-only burgee that identifies you as a Looper and serves as a welcome mat when coming across other Loopers while cruising.
  • Members-only Mobile App with powerful search capabilities that show contact information and current location information for Members and Sponsors

  • Great Loop Link Newsletter emailed bi-monthly and eUpdates emailed every few weeks containing news about the people and places on the Loop.

  • Access to Harbor Hosts. These are members who volunteer to assist Loopers 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.

  • Discounts, Discounts, Discounts! Members save money in the AGLCA store and 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 who have completed the Great Loop are awarded their BaccaLOOPerate Degree printed on blue parchment paper suitable for framing. Those completing the Loop a second time are awarded their MasterLOOPerate Degree.

  • 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.

Membership opens the doors that move cruising America's Great Loop from a "bucket-list" item to a reality. Join us today!

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