Intermediate Sailing Courses and Adventures

Short Overview
These courses and adventures are often the second time we see you in classes but not always.  Many of our graduates come to us with sailing experience or from other programs.  We have a business philosophy which says "We don't sell you classes you don't need."  Therefore, we do a fair amount of testing folks out of the introductory offerings.  We also bring a large number of sailors into the ASA/Northern Breezes' sailing community.
Basic Coastal Cruising
Students will learn the fundamentals of large boat cruising while doing it! Preparation for skippering on larger bodies of water is the focus. This course is now offered on Lake Minnetonka at Shorewood Yacht Club!
Basic Coastal Cruising / Bareboat Chartering
Basic Coastal Cruising (103) and Bareboat Chartering (104) are taught on our 34-36 foot cruising auxiliary sailboats as a four-day liveaboard course. Course fee includes course materials - ASA textbooks, Coastal Cruising Made Easy and Bareboat Cruising Made Easy, class notes and ASA Certifications.
Bareboat Chartering
This is the second part of a two-part certification program. This is a three-day live-aboard course normally held on a 34-36 foot cruising auxiliary sailboat on Lake Superior. Students learn to maneuver the boat under power, dock, anchor, and navigate in differing weather conditions. Successful candidates will receive bareboat charter certification upon completion. Instructors are ASA certified as well as U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains.
Family and Friends
Many families have one or two members who are interested in being certified by ASA at any level. There may be one to four family members who would like to become familiar with the boat, contribute as crew, etc., but not have to meet the standards of ASA and Northern Breezes. Often these are the very crew the prospective certifying student will have on their own yacht, whether chartered or owned. The one or two members who are going to become certified in this course will be expected to meet all the national and international standards of the American Sailing Association for their certification level. The crew will be taught on a personalized basis based on age, interest and experience level. The crew will accomplish many skill sets and feel empowered as sailors. "Crew" will receive Northern Breezes' Crew Certification. We will do Family and Friends at every level from Basic Small Boat and Basic Keelboat through Advanced Coastal Cruising Offshore.
Crew Certifications
Northern Breezes awards crew certifications for sailors too young to be certified or not wishing to go through the rigorous ASA coursework who are attending class with a student being certified.  These certifications are offered at a discounted rate and are most often achieved through Family and Friends courses.
Docking Endorsement
This two day course is designed to teach basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. It covers the theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.

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