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Mark Gordon

Two Harbors, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Mark Gordon
Mark and Katya Gordon are co-owners of Amicus Adenture Sailing, a small family-owned charter business that operates out of Knife River, MN. Mark (captain) has more than 25 years experience in leading trips and over 18 years as a licensed Captain and EMT. Katya (first mate) is a lifelong sailor and is a veteran of outdoor wilderness experiences, with more than 15 years of experience leading trips in mountains, lakes, deserts, rivers and oceans. Together they have sailed thousands of miles on Lake Superior and beyond with their two daughters Cedar and Lamar.

Current Courses Offered by Mark Gordon

5 Days
Teaser image for Sail Training Trip: Grand Marais to Knife River (via the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore)

Sail Training Trip: Grand Marais to Knife River (via the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore)

Join us for an adventurous sail training expedition from Grand Marais to Knife River, MN, along Minnesota’s north shore. Potentially rigorous sailing on open water is to be expected. Each night we will stay at an all-weather anchorage along the Minnesota North Shore such as Taconite Harbor and Silver Bay.…
Fri, Jun 28th, 2019  –  Tue, Jul 2nd, 2019
Instructors: Mark Gordon, Katya Gordon
11 days
Teaser image for Sail Training Trip: Slate Island Exploration

Sail Training Trip: Slate Island Exploration

Ask anyone who has sailed far and wide and they will tell you the Canadian North Shore of Lake Superior is some of the best wilderness sailing in the world. The water is cold, clear and clean; the anchorages are amazingly beautiful, plentiful and incredibly secure. Add of that, only…
Wed, Jun 5th, 2019  –  Sat, Jun 15th, 2019
Instructors: Mark Gordon, Katya Gordon
1 Day
Teaser image for Winter River Exploration

Winter River Exploration

Come explore the wild rivers and gorges of the North Shore at its seasonal zenith, the end of winter. The unique combination of ice, snow, and sun conditions that generally occur at the end of winter provide excellent travel opportunities for those who want to explore. We will travel up…
Sat, Feb 23rd, 2019
Instructor: Mark Gordon

Past Courses Offered by Mark Gordon

Celestial Navigation 1: The Noon Sight for Latitude and Longitude

Celestial Navigation 2 : Spending the Day with the Sun

Celestial Navigation III: Navigating by the Stars

Sail Training Trip: Isle Royale Circumnavigation

Sail Training Trip: Knife River, MN to North House (via the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore)