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Craft of Sail

Course Overview

Spend a day aboard Hjørdis and learn the basics of sailing a 50’ gaff-rigged schooner on Lake Superior. This course offers a mix of in-class preparation and on-the-water experience: topics include points of sail, seamanship, rope-work, sailing terminology and boat handling technique. Wind, weather and waves vary greatly on Lake Superior, and students will take an active part in evaluating the prevailing conditions; the sailing experience will be tailored accordingly.  No prior experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and get out on the water.


Fri, Aug 18th, 2017

Course Details

Length: 1 Day
Skill Levels: Beginner
Hours: 9am-4:30 pm
Intergenerational age: na
Registration Cost: $160.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Included


You will need the following tools for this class:

Navigational materials, including various lengths and types of rope, are provided by your instructor at the onset of class.
All-weather clothing (including rain gear) as conditions vary on Lake Superior.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.

Waiting List

This course is full.

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