The Maritime Heritage Alliance will begin its Basic Crew Training course for 2010 on Thursday, January 7th, at 7 PM at the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes, located at 13268 S. West Bayshore Drive in Traverse City, Michigan.  The five-session series is designed to train crew to sail the schooner Madeline and the armed sloop Welcome.   2010 voyages will include trips to Bay City, Green Bay and Chicago, among others.  On-board sail training will take place in the spring aboard the boats in West Grand Traverse Bay.  New sailors and experienced hands are welcome.  Training is free when you become a member, with a $45 materials fee.  MHA membership is $35 for single and $50 for a family.  Join the fun!  For more information, or to sign up, visit our website at www.MaritimeHeritageAlliance.org, or call the MHA office at 231-946-2647, Where History Sets Sail!