The Great Loop: An Accessible Adventure Sail Through North America

Adventure sailing is right outside your door. Plan a customizable sailing trek that takes you up the East Coast, through the Great Lakes and back down to the Gulf on your sailboat of choice.

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LadyK on the Erie Canal with a mast on deck to navigate under bridges.
LadyK on the Erie Canal with a mast on deck to navigate under bridges. It's easy to find chocks and other lumber for mast support left for you by your fellow Loopers.

What is the greatest adventure you can have in North America?

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Tim Labute
Tim Labute got his start sailing on the Great Lakes racing keel boats, moving up to longer trips through the Erie Canal, East coast, and Caribbean. Tim’s adventures spawned a YouTube channel called Lady K Sailing helping other people get started in the sport. Tim current sails a Hughes 35, a Laser, and teaches people to sail in his CL-14. Tim has come on as the Chief Editor of Practical Sailor.