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Matthew Ecklund

Edina, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Matthew Ecklund

Captain Matthew Ecklund comes to Hjørdis and Lake Superior from years of experience sailing aboard tall ships in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific. He spends the year migrating between different watery worlds—building canoes in the Twin Cities, sailing on the North Shore, and teaching high school students aboard a 137’ gaff-rigged schooner voyaging from Maine to Puerto Rico. Taking the helm here in Grand Marais, he is humbled and happy to return home to Minnesota to sail on Superior. Ashore, Matthew enjoys painting and drawing, biking, playing the Tahitian Ukulele, learning sea shanties, and telling stories ’round the fire.

Current Courses Offered by Matthew Ecklund

Teaser image for <p>Youth Sailing Camp</p>

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

Past Courses Offered by Matthew Ecklund

Craft of Sail

Summer Camp - Youth Sailing