Northern Breezes Boat Club

Hassle Free Sailing on Lake Minnetonka
Shorewood Yacht Club overhead, Home of Northern Breezes Sailboat Club.

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Apostle Islands Boats for Charter

Lake Minnetonka Boats for Charter

Northern Breezes and Shorewood Yacht Club bring you a first class opportunity to sail on beautiful Lake Minnetonka just minutes from Excelsior on the main lake. The boat club offers you affordable, hassle-free sailing without maintenance, insurance, ownership or slip fees. Just reserve a boat using our online reservation system and go sailing!
 
The Shorewood Yacht Club facilities offer a beautiful club house with full amenities including barbecue picnic options, a fireplace for chilly evenings, full kitchen, bath and shower facilities. Shorewood is a quiet secluded marina with the best all-weather protection on Lake Minnetonka. Full Use boat club memberships include membership in the Shorewood Yacht Club. You will be invited to participate in social, cruising and club racing events.

 

The Ensign is an ideal family and friends boat. Our boats are equipped with roller furling genoas and mainsails with adjustable topping lifts for ease of use. They also have reliable 4-stroke outboard engines.

Our Basic Keelboat Club fleet:

# LOA Model Location

23'

Ensign

SYC

1

26'

Pearson

SYC

Our Lake Minnetonka Basic Keelboat Club fleet consists of a Pearson 26 with head and an outboard; and, two 23 foot Ensign day sailors, with a third Ensign in reserve. The Ensigns are the same boats that we use for our Basic Keelboat classes. They have huge cockpits and have been rigged for easy sailing. The Pearson 26 is also a very easy boat to sail and has a roomy interior for younger children and a private head. Our boats are very well maintained.

Our Cruising Boat Club fleet:

# LOA Model Location
1 28' O'Day SYC
1 27' Pearson SYC

2

23'

Ensign

SYC

1

26'

Pearson

SYC

Our Lake Minnetonka Cruising Boat Club fleet consists of an O'Day 28 with wheel steering, head and inboard engine; a Pearson 27 with wheel steering, head and inboard engine. Our boats are very well maintained.

The Pearson 27 and O'Day 28 are available to all Cruising Boat Club members who have a Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) certification or higher. A check ride is required before using these boats.

Our new Pearson 27 sailboat now available to Northern Breezes Cruising Boat Club members! Pearson 27

Our Apostle Islands Boat fleet:

# LOA Model Location
2 34' Hunter Apostle Islands
1 36' Islander Apostle Islands

In addition, our boats in the Apostle Islands are available at a special discount to our Full- and Six-Use boat club members who are Northern Breezes' graduates or have ASA 104 certification or who have qualified through experience and  a check ride. Full-Use boat club members receive a 20% discount while Six-Use boat club members receive a 15% discount towards charter fees on our Apostle Islands boats. All Northern Breezes' graduates receive a 10% discount. Discounts cannot be combined. Pike's Bay Marina, our Apostle Islands Location.

One of four areas on the main level of Shorewood Yacht Club main level.
The Ensign is easily controlled by two and it moves in light air!
The Ensign is a great family and friends sailboat.


Full -Use members receive a 20% discount off charter fees while Six-Use members receive a 15% discount off charter fees on our 34-36 foot yachts on Lake Superior and our yachts on Lake Michigan. Call for details. 

 
Full Membership - Basic Keelboat Club
. This is the most popular membership. It is capped at twenty-five (25) uses! It includes membership in the Shorewood Yacht Club. $1,995 plus tax.
 
Six Use Membership
- Basic Keelboat Club. This limited membership fits busy folks who want to get out on the water but do not need a full membership. This membership level does not include membership in the Shorewood Yacht Club. $1,295 plus tax.
 
Three Use Membership
- Basic Keelboat Club. This very limited membership fits folks who want to sail a few times but their schedules preclude a more active membership. This membership level does not include membership in the Shorewood Yacht Club. $695 plus tax.
 
Full Membership - Cruising Boat Club. This is the most popular membership. Full membership is defined as twenty-five uses (25). This includes membership in the Shorewood Yacht Club. $2,995 plus tax.
 
Six Use Membership
- Cruising Boat Club. This limited membership fits busy folks who want to get out on the water but do not need a full membership. This membership level does not include membership in the Shorewood Yacht Club. $1,895 plus tax.
 
Three Use Membership
- Cruising Boat Club. This limited membership fits folks who want to sail a few times but their schedules preclude a more active membership. This membership level does not include membership in the Shorewood Yacht Club. $1,195 plus tax.
 
Quality and comfort aboard well maintained boats in a friendly environment is our mission for your experience at all of our sailing boat club sites. We encourage usage of our email feedback form, a quick text or even a call to assist us with maintaining the highest standards.
 

O'Day 28 in the slipAdagio, our O'Day 28. Click here for more photos.


What we want from you:

  • Be a graduate of Northern Breezes Sailing School's ASA Basic Keelboat course, or . . .

  • An equivalent course (preferably ASA Basic Keelboat) on the right size boats, or . .

  • Equivalent current experience based on previous ownership, etc.

  • A check-ride may be required. $75 Minimum.

  • For the Pearson 27 and O'Day 28:

    • Be a graduate of Northern Breezes Sailing School's Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) course, or . . .

    • An equivalent course (preferably ASA 103) on the right sized boats, or . .

    • Equivalent and current experience based on previous ownership, etc.

    • A check-ride is required.

  • For the Apostle Islands Boats:

    • Be a graduate of Northern Breezes Sailing School's Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104) course.

    • An equivalent course (preferably ASA 104) on the right sized boats, or . . .

    • Equivalent and current experience.

    • A check-ride may be required. $200 Minimum.

    • Full use boat club members receive a 20% discount off quoted prices based on season.

    • Six use boat club members receive a 15% discount off quoted prices based on season.

    • All Northern Breezes' graduates receive a 10% discount off quoted prices based on season. Discounts can not be combined.

More details about, "How it works":

  • A use is defined as a time window. We use three time windows: 0800 - 1130; 1200 - 1600; 1630 - 30 minutes before Sunset. Does not apply to Apostle Islands Boats.

  • Reservations for uses are done through our web site. We provide you with a login name and password.  You can make reservations up to two weeks in advance. You will receive an email confirmation of your reservation which is also sent to the office. You will notice that the Ensigns are reserved by Northern Breezes Sailing School for class times. We cancel school reservations if classes are not viable ten days before the first class session. View availability of Apostle Islands boats on web, make reservations by phone or email. If you don't see what you want call!

  • We provide all boat club members a booklet with detailed checklists and instructions on how to operate each of the boats and in particular the outboard engines. If all else fails, we provide a couple of phone numbers to call.

  • We hold a facility and boat indoctrination for all members each spring and for each member who signs up for an annual membership during the season.

  • Please tell us anything which is wrong with a boat, dock or the facility. This helps us keep your experience happy and pleasant!

  • At the Full membership level, you have full access to the Clubhouse facilities and grounds. You will receive mailings and e-mail regarding Shorewood Yacht Club social events and club racing events. Don't let the word "racing" inhibit your participation. There is a massive difference between a Championship Golf Course experience and a friendly Club experience for example. At the sailing level, this is a friendly "Club" experience.

  • At the six use and three use boat club levels, your access to the Clubhouse facilities and grounds is limited to the restrooms and docks leading to the boat club boats.

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3949 Winnetka Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN  55427
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