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Craft of Sail

Course Overview

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.


Sun, Sep 27th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 1 Day
Skill Levels: Beginner
Hours: 9am-4:30 pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $150.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sun, Aug 16th, 2020

Required Tools

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!

Optional Tools

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).

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Begin Registration

North House is now requesting full payment at time of registration. Payment plans are available upon request — don't hesitate to contact us at 218-387-9762 if you need to arrange one.

* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sun, Aug 16th, 2020
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.