Looper-palooza is back in Fort Myers!  What is a Looper-palooza you ask?  Looper-palooza is an umbrella event that has something for everyone-- a Looper Lifestyle, a Route Briefing and a Gold Looper Reunion all rolled into one. And, the best part, you get to pick which track suits where you are in your Looping journey!  Looper-palooza will be held January 23rd-January 25th at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center in Fort Myers, FL.  Read on to learn about the three tracks.  Registration will be open through Thursday, January 19th or until the event reaches capacity, whichever comes first.


Looper Lifestyle Track

Looper Lifestyle seminars are meant for those new to the idea of the Great Loop or still in the planning stages and you don't have to be an AGLCA member to register for this track because the registration comes with a one-year membership or membership extension.  If you are a non-member and wish to register for this track, you don't need to sign up for membership first.  Within a week of registering, your new AGLCA membership will be created for you and confirmed by email.  If you are currently an AGLCA member and you register for this track, your membership will be extended and confirmed by email as well.  The Looper Lifestyle track begins on Monday, January 23rd at 8:00 am eastern and runs through Tuesday, January 24th at 2:00 pm eastern.  

This track includes the following sessions:

  • Intro to the Great Loop presented by Kim Russo, AGLCA Director and The Perch
  • Story of Our Loop presentations presented by Gold Loopers who have completed the Great Loop
  • Marine Electronics presented by Ben Stein, Panbo.com & Gold Looper, Have Another Day
  • Navigation Made Easy presented by Chris & Alyse Caldwell, Ask Captain Chris
  • Anchoring presented by Elliot Schoenfeld &  Jennifer Johnson, Loopers In Progress
  • DIY Maintenance presented by Jay Kraft, Trawlers Great Lakes
  • Don't Leave Without presented by Kim Russo, AGLCA Director and The Perch
  • Marine Insurance presented by Ken Marks, Marks Insurance Group
  • Finding & Buying Your Great Loop Boat presented by Curtis Stokes, Curtis Stokes & Associates
  • Financing Your Dream Boat presented by Cindy Lewis, Sterling Associates
  • Roundtable Discussions on Various Topics
Detailed Looper Lifestyle Track Agenda

Monday 23 January

7.30am – 8.30am
Registration

Looper Lifestyle Track

Exhibits (until 6:00 pm)

All Tracks Combined

8.30am – 9.45am
Introduction to the Great Loop

Looper Lifestyle Track

9.45am – 10.05am
Story of Our Loop

Looper Lifestyle Track

10.05am – 10.15am
Break

Looper Lifestyle Track

10.15am – 11am
Marine Electronics

Looper Lifestyle Track

11am – 11.45am
Navigation Made Easy

Looper Lifestyle Track

11.45am – 12.30pm
Lunch

Looper Lifestyle Track

12.30pm – 1.30pm
Anchoring

Looper Lifestyle Track

1.30pm – 1.50pm
Story of Our Loop

Looper Lifestyle Track

1.50pm – 2pm
Break

Looper Lifestyle Track

2pm – 3pm
DIY Maintenance

Looper Lifestyle Track

3pm – 3.20pm
Story of Our Loop

Looper Lifestyle Track

3.20pm – 3.30pm
Break

Looper Lifestyle Track

3.30pm – 4.30pm
Don't Leave Without

Looper Lifestyle Track

4.30pm – 5pm
Q&A

Looper Lifestyle Track

5pm – 6pm
Reception

Looper Lifestyle Track

Tuesday 24 January

8am – 9am
Finding and Buying Your Great Loop Boat

Looper Lifestyle Track

Exhibits (until 6:00 pm)

All Tracks Combined

9am – 9.30am
Financing Your Dream Boat

Looper Lifestyle Track

9.30am – 10.15am
Marine Insurance

Looper Lifestyle Track

10.15am – 10.30am
Break

Looper Lifestyle Track

10.30am – 12pm
Roundtable Discussions

Looper Lifestyle/Gold Loopers Combined

12pm – 2pm
Combined Lunch

All Tracks Combined

Registration is $175 per person and includes the sessions in this track, one reception and two lunches (one combined with other track attendees), and a one-year AGLCA membership (or membership extension) for each registered attendee. Registration will be open through Thursday, January 19th or until the event reaches capacity, whichever comes first.


Route Briefing Track

The Route Briefing track is open to anyone but it is geared towards those currently cruising the Great Loop route or those planning to soon cruise the waters that will be covered.  So, if you missed the Fall Rendezvous this past October, we have speakers who will be repeating the sessions covering the Great Loop route in detail from Fort Myers, FL to Norfolk, VA as well as a side trip to the Bahamas.  You'll also receive a one-year membership or membership extension.  If you are a non-member and wish to register for this track, you don't need to sign up for membership first.  Within a week of registering, your new AGLCA membership will be created for you and confirmed by email.  If you are currently an AGLCA member and you register for this track, your membership will be extended and confirmed by email as well.   The Route Briefing track begins on Tuesday, January 24th at noon and runs through Wednesday, January 25th at 6:00 pm (excludes the Gold Looper reception on Tuesday, January 24th).

This track includes the following sessions:

  • Fort Myers to Miami via the Keys presented by Tsali & Jacque Bentley, Gold Loopers, Compass Rose
  • Miami to Jacksonville presented by Dave & Claudia Fuller, Platinum Loopers, Still Waters II
  • Jacksonville to Norfolk presented by Robert & Kay Creech, Gold Loopers, C-Life
  • Bahamas Side Trip presented by Greg & Susan Costa, Platinum Loopers, Lucky Me
  • Down East Loop presented by Dave & Claudia Fuller, Platinum Loopers, Still Waters II

 

Detailed Route Briefing Track Agenda

Tuesday 24 January

8am – 12pm
Registration

Gold Looper/Route Briefing Combined

Exhibits (until 6:00 pm)

All Tracks Combined

12pm – 2pm
Combined Lunch

All Tracks Combined

2pm – 3.30pm
Side Trip to the Bahamas

Gold Looper/Route Briefing Combined

3.30pm – 3.45pm
Break

Gold Looper/Route Briefing Combined

3.45pm – 5.15pm
Down East Loop

Gold Looper/Route Briefing Combined

Wednesday 25 January

8am – 6pm
Exhibits (until 6:00 pm)

Route Briefing Track

9am – 10.30am
Fort Myers to Miami via The Keys

Route Briefing Track

10.30am – 10.45am
Break

Route Briefing Track

10.45am – 12.30pm
Miami to Jacksonville

Route Briefing Track

12.30pm – 1.30pm
Lunch

Route Briefing Track

1.30pm – 3pm
Jacksonville to Norfolk Part 1

Route Briefing Track

3pm – 3.15pm
Break

Route Briefing Track

3.15pm – 4.45pm
Jacksonville to Norfolk Part 2

Route Briefing Track

4.45pm – 6pm
Reception

Route Briefing Track

Registration is $175 per person and includes the sessions in this track, one reception and two lunches (one combined with other track attendees).  Registration will be open through Thursday, January 19th or until the event reaches capacity, whichever comes first.  

 

Looper Lifestyle/Route Briefing Combo Track

If you can't decide which of the two tracks above you need or you think you need a little of both then the Combo track may be the best option to get everything you want.  You'll still receive a one-year membership or membership extension.  If you are a non-member and wish to register for this track, you don't need to sign up for membership first.  Within a week of registering, your new AGLCA membership will be created for you and confirmed by email.  If you are currently an AGLCA member and you register for this track, your membership will be extended and confirmed by email as well.  The Combo track begins on Monday, January 23rd at 8:00 am and runs through Wednesday, January 25th at 6:00 pm (excludes the Gold Looper reception on Tuesday, January 24th).



Detailed  Looper Lifestyle/Route Briefing Combo Track Agenda

Monday 23 January

7.30am – 8.30am
Registration

Looper Lifestyle Track

Exhibits (until 6:00 pm)

All Tracks Combined

8.30am – 9.45am
Introduction to the Great Loop

Looper Lifestyle Track

9.45am – 10.05am
Story of Our Loop

Looper Lifestyle Track

10.05am – 10.15am
Break

Looper Lifestyle Track

10.15am – 11am
Marine Electronics

Looper Lifestyle Track

11am – 11.45am
Navigation Made Easy

Looper Lifestyle Track

11.45am – 12.30pm
Lunch

Looper Lifestyle Track

12.30pm – 1.30pm
Anchoring

Looper Lifestyle Track

1.30pm – 1.50pm
Story of Our Loop

Looper Lifestyle Track

1.50pm – 2pm
Break

Looper Lifestyle Track

2pm – 3pm
DIY Maintenance

Looper Lifestyle Track

3pm – 3.20pm
Story of Our Loop

Looper Lifestyle Track

3.20pm – 3.30pm
Break

Looper Lifestyle Track

3.30pm – 4.30pm
Don't Leave Without

Looper Lifestyle Track

4.30pm – 5pm
Q&A

Looper Lifestyle Track

5pm – 6pm
Reception

Looper Lifestyle Track

Tuesday 24 January

8am – 9am
Finding and Buying Your Great Loop Boat

Looper Lifestyle Track

Registration

Gold Looper/Route Briefing Combined

Exhibits (until 6:00 pm)

All Tracks Combined

9am – 9.30am
Financing Your Dream Boat

Looper Lifestyle Track

9.30am – 10.15am
Marine Insurance

Looper Lifestyle Track

10.15am – 10.30am
Break

Looper Lifestyle Track

10.30am – 12pm
Roundtable Discussions

Looper Lifestyle/Gold Loopers Combined

12pm – 2pm
Combined Lunch

All Tracks Combined

2pm – 3.30pm
Side Trip to the Bahamas

Gold Looper/Route Briefing Combined

3.30pm – 3.45pm
Break

Gold Looper/Route Briefing Combined

3.45pm – 5.15pm
Down East Loop

Gold Looper/Route Briefing Combined

Wednesday 25 January

8am – 6pm
Exhibits (until 6:00 pm)

Route Briefing Track

9am – 10.30am
Fort Myers to Miami via The Keys

Route Briefing Track

10.30am – 10.45am
Break

Route Briefing Track

10.45am – 12.30pm
Miami to Jacksonville

Route Briefing Track

12.30pm – 1.30pm
Lunch

Route Briefing Track

1.30pm – 3pm
Jacksonville to Norfolk Part 1

Route Briefing Track

3pm – 3.15pm
Break

Route Briefing Track

3.15pm – 4.45pm
Jacksonville to Norfolk Part 2

Route Briefing Track

4.45pm – 6pm
Reception

Route Briefing Track

Registration is $300 per person and includes the sessions from the Looper Lifestyle track AND the Route Briefing track outlined above, two receptions and three lunches (one combined with other track attendees), and a one-year AGLCA membership (or membership extension) for each registered attendee.  Registration will be open through Thursday, January 19th or until the event reaches capacity, whichever comes first. 



Gold Looper Reunion Track

The Gold Looper Reunion is open only to those who have completed the entire Great Loop Route. It's a time to catch up with fellow Loopers and cruising buddies and learn about new cruising experiences.  You'll also have opportunity to introduce yourself to fellow Loopers aspiring to do what you have done and impart a little wisdom to them at a luncheon.  Join us for food, fun and camaraderie!    The Gold Looper Reunion track begins on Tuesday, January 24th at 10:30 am and runs through Tuesday, January 24th at 6:00 pm.

This track includes the following sessions:

  • Bahamas Side Trip presented by Greg & Susan Costa, Platinum Loopers, Lucky Me
  • Down East Loop presented by Dave & Claudia Fuller, Platinum Loopers, Still Waters II
  • Roundtable Discussions on Various Topics
Detailed Gold Looper Reunion Track Agenda

Tuesday 24 January

8am – 12pm
Registration

Gold Looper/Route Briefing Combined

Exhibits (until 6:00 pm)

All Tracks Combined

10.30am – 12pm
Roundtable Discussions

Gold Looper Reunion Track

Roundtable Discussions

Looper Lifestyle/Gold Loopers Combined

12pm – 2pm
Combined Lunch

All Tracks Combined

2pm – 3.30pm
Side Trip to the Bahamas

Gold Looper/Route Briefing Combined

3.30pm – 3.45pm
Break

Gold Looper/Route Briefing Combined

3.45pm – 5.15pm
Down East Loop

Gold Looper/Route Briefing Combined

5.15pm – 6.15pm
Reception

Gold Looper Reunion Track

Registration is $75 per person and includes the sessions in this track, one reception and one lunch (combined with other track attendees).  Registration will be open through Thursday, January 19th or until the event reaches capacity, whichever comes first. 

 

Cancellation Policy

Should you need to cancel, there will be a cancellation fee taken out of your refund. You will receive a percentage of your registration fees as a refund based on your cancellation date:

November 29-December 14:  90% Refund
December 15-31:  75% Refund
January 1-15:  50% Refund
After January 15:  No refund


Meet Our Speakers for Looper-palooza

 

Tsali & Jacque  Bentley

Tsali & Jacque Bentley

Gold Loopers

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Brent Bowlin

Brent Bowlin

Gold Looper, Great Loop Yacht Sales

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Chris & Alyse Caldwell

Chris & Alyse Caldwell

Ask Captain Chris

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Tom Corrigan

Tom Corrigan

Gold Looper

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Greg & Susan  Costa

Greg & Susan Costa

Platinum Loopers

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Robert & Kay  Creech

Robert & Kay Creech

Gold Loopers

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Dave & Claudia Fuller

Dave & Claudia Fuller

Platinum Loopers

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Elliot Schoenfeld & Jennifer Johnson

Elliot Schoenfeld & Jennifer Johnson

Loopers In Progress

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Jay Kraft

Jay Kraft

Trawlers Great Lakes

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Cindy Lewis

Cindy Lewis

Sterling & Associates

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Ken Marks

Ken Marks

Marks Marine Insurance Agency

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Kim  Russo

Kim Russo

Director, AGLCA

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Ray & Shelly  Sirois

Ray & Shelly Sirois

Gold Loopers

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Ben  Stein

Ben Stein

Gold Looper, Panbo.com

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Curtis Stokes

Curtis Stokes

Curtis Stokes & Associates

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