With our main purpose being Political action and Safety Education, we have an active schedule of events for our members participation. Every year we have a rendezvous, bowling tournament, and regattas. Click on our schedule of events to see what’s happening.

Our Political Action Committee is attending meetings on small harbor dredging with the Army Corp. of Engineers and voicing our opinions for the recreational boater. The construction of Wind Turbines on our lake is concerning to G.C.B.A. not only as a water hazard, but the long term effects the structures will have on the environment. Our team is committed to reporting on the blue-green algae blooms that has affected the western basin and all of Lake Erie.

GCBA Mission Statement

Founded in 1946, the Greater Cleveland Boating Association is a non-profit Ohio chartered organization consisting of representatives of forty one boating & yachting clubs and marinas located on the south shore of Lake Erie in Ashtabula, Lake , Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Erie counties. Delegates are appointed from member organizations to attend monthly meetings at various locations.

GCBA is dedicated to the advancement of aquatic recreation in all forms, including boating, fishing, swimming, and the development of necessary facilities. GCBA represents approximately 15,000 member affiliated boat owners as well as countless thousands of others.

GCBA is the eyes, ears, and voice of this ever-growing group of sportsmen and is constantly alert to help provide new facilities and protect the existing ones against destruction.

GCBA has a many committees to help it achieve its goals. Our Political Action Committee has a full staff of members ready to provide support of all issues related to aquatic recreation. We have our Joe Chase Memorial Fund that yearly contributes donations to organizations that need our support to help serve the community.