Craft of Sail
Spend a day aboard the 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.
You will need the following tools for this class:
- Warm layers and rain gear (conditions vary by the minute on Lake Superior).
- Good shoes.
- Hat and sunglasses.
- …and keep an eye on the forecast!
To get the most out of this class, please read "The Craft of Sail" by Jan Adkins, "Invitation to Sailing" by Alan Brown or some other reference on the basics of sailing (and bring it with you to class).
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.