Bareboat Charter

Class Location: Lake Superior. 

Barkers Island Marina:250 Marina Drive, Superior, WI 54880. Click here for Map

Bareboat Charter Certification - Part 2: ASA Course 104

Bareboat Charter Certification is taught by U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains on Lake Superior. Qualified graduates will become bareboat charter certified from 30 to 45 feet.

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Two Level Bareboat Charter Certification

This is the second part of a two-part certification program. This is a three-day live-aboard course on Endeavour, our 34' cruising auxiliary sailboat based out of Duluth, Minnesota. The class is conducted on the waters of Duluth Superior Harbor and Lake Superior. Typically, we anchor out one night. Students learn to maneuver the boat under power, dock, anchor, and navigate in differing weather conditions. Your instructor is ASA certified as well as being a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain.

Course Outline:

Day 1: Safety Orientation, Boat Systems, Docking & Getting Underway, Setting Sails, Reefing, Heaving To, Crew Overboard Drill, Anchoring.(Some drills are typically moved to Day 2 based on weather and time constraints.)

Day 2: Complete and Review Day One Activities, Navigation, Emergency Procedures, Cruising Tips.

Day 3: Review Days One and Two, Work on Weak Points, Written Exam.

Students should bring clothing for all weather conditions, sleeping bag, towel, and navigation instruments if you have them.

Cost: $695 per person; includes sleeping berth and all meals onboard. Meals ashore are the responsibility of each student. $95 discount for couples (any two people signing up together)

Call Northern Breezes Sailing School in Duluth, Minnesota with questions or to register: 218-260-2000.

Instructor to Student Ratio is One to Four Maximum

Prerequisite for this course:  Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) and Basic Keelboat (ASA 101)

Students with extensive experience, but without ASA certifications may have these prerequisites waived on a case-by-case basis.

The Bayfield Two-Part Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Charter course can be scheduled as a regular Bayfield course or as a Family and Friends course.

Part 1-Basic Cruising and Part 2-Bareboat Charter Cruising courses combined: (See Vacation Course Apostle Islands)

2015 Season
DBB1 • Fr - Su: 6/12 to 6/14, Fri 5.30 PM - Su 5 PM
DBB2 • Fr - Su: 9/11 to 9/13, Fri 5.30 PM - Su 5 PM (Closed)

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Northern Breezes Sailing School
3949 Winnetka Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN  55427
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