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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…
Sun, Jun 20th, 2021
9am-4:30pm
Instructor: Matthew Ecklund
Sun, Jul 18th, 2021
9am - 4:30pm
Instructor: Matthew Ecklund
Sun, Aug 22nd, 2021
9am-4:30pm
Instructor: Matthew Ecklund
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Sail Training Trip: Isle Royale Circumnavigation

In the northwestern portion of Lake Superior is a unique and remote island archipelago. Isle Royale National Park preserves 132,018 acres of federally designated wilderness. The Park consists of one large island surrounded by over 450 smaller islands, located in the largest freshwater lake in the world. Set sail for…
Thu, Jun 10th, 2021  –  Sat, Jun 19th, 2021
Day 1: 5pm start; Final Day: 3pm finish
Instructors: Katya Gordon, Mark Gordon
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Sail Training Trip: Learn to Cruise the North Shore, Knife River to Grand Marais

Minnesota’s north shore is a 100-mile stretch of open water renowned for its scenic cliffs, water depth and clarity, and exposure. Excellent protection for mariners exists, but only sporadically along the shore, rending access difficult for daysailors or beginners. However, with a seaworthy sailboat and a seasoned captain, the north…
Tue, Jul 13th, 2021  –  Fri, Jul 16th, 2021
Day 1: 1pm start, ends at 3pm Day 4
Instructors: Katya Gordon, Mark Gordon
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Youth Sailing Camp

Learn the basics of sailing onboard the traditionally-rigged schooner Hjørdis. This four-day camp will cover a variety of hands-on, practical sailing skills as well as boat terminology, knotwork, and line-handling. Hoist sails, steer the ship, and picnic “on the hook”; participants will surely walk away on a brand new pair…
Mon, Jul 26th, 2021  –  Thu, Jul 29th, 2021
9 am-4 pm each day
Instructor: Matthew Ecklund
Mon, Aug 2nd, 2021  –  Thu, Aug 5th, 2021
9 am-4 pm each day
Instructor: Matthew Ecklund