Basic Keelboat - Pere Marquette Lake, Ludington, Michigan


Northern Breezes Sailing School offers a terrific Learn to Sail program in beautiful northern Michigan. Classes are taught on a Capri 22' sailboat located on Pere Marquette Lake in Ludington, Michigan. Qualified graduates will become certified for day sailing on 22'-25' keelboats.

This is a three-session, 12-hour course taught by Northern Breezes Sailing School instructors certified by the American Sailing Association (ASA). Classes meet over a three day period and are offered on weekends with a Friday through Sunday format and there are also midweek classes. All classes are limited to three students. This creates a small seminar environment which provides for great skipper and crew training. Each session starts with a briefing on the day’s lesson and getting underway and ends with docking and securing the boat.

Each student will receive a Sailing Made Easy textbook and DVD, Federal Regulations booklet, ASA Log Book and Pre-Test.

Class Location - Peter Copeyon Park. Take US 31 North from Muskegon to Ludington Exit US 10 West. Turn left onto Washington Avenue. Peter Copeyon Park is approximately 1/2 mile on the right. Contact Phone 231-425-0305

Course Outline

Day 1: Outboard Engine, Getting Underway, Tacking, Points of Sail, Boat Balance, Docking, Securing the Boat.

Day 2: Review, Tacking and Jibing, Sail Trim, Crew Overboard, Heaving to, Reefing

Day 3: Review, Crew Overboard, Solo Checkout, Written Exam

Classes are cancelled and rescheduled during storm advisory or rain days. A Certificate of Completion and ASA Logbook with Basic Keelboat seal will be issued upon completion.

Course fee:
$449 singles. $799 couples (any two people signing up together) sharing materials. Family and friends option: if three people sign up together the total is $999 if they share materials.

Instructor to Student Ratio is One to Three Maximum!

Call Northern Breezes Sailing School in Ludington, Michigan with questions or to register: 231-425-0305

* We are flexible.  If you would a private lessons, alternative dates, etc.  Please call.

Class Schedule: call for current schedule

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