Women's Sailing Adventures
Many women who sail frequently choose the camaraderie of a
women-only course to advance their skills. "I don’t get a chance to practice
with my husband," noted one longtime cruiser, "because he already knows how to
do everything well, so it doesn’t make sense for me to attempt it." This is a
frequently seen situation among couples who sail, with the woman in charge of
the galley, keeping everyone fed, while the husband is at the helm. But more and
more couples are realizing the importance of boat handling skills on the part of
the woman, so that there are two able sailors onboard, particularly in the event
of "Man Overboard" or other emergencies.
All of Northern Breezes' courses are offered
as a Women's Sailing Adventure.
Basic Small Boat
A perfect class for the sailor who just
wants to get out on the water on a small
boat without a keel. Offered at two
metro lakes, this class is a convenient way
to learn to sail small boats quickly.
Instructor to Student ratio is one to two.
Keelboat is taught by ASA-certified instructors at many locations
around the Twin Cities area. This
course is the prerequisite for most of our
more advanced sailing courses. Qualified graduates will become
charter certified for day sailing on 22-25' keelboats. Many of
our graduates come to us from other
programs, they often test-out of Basic
Keelboat enroute to intermediate and
advanced courses and adventures. Instructor
to Student ratio is one to three.
Basic Cruising (103) and Bareboat Charter (104) are taught on
our 40'-45' cruising auxiliary sailboats as a four-day liveaboard
course. Course fee includes course materials - ASA textbooks,
Sailing Fundamentals and Cruising Fundamentals, class
notes and ASA Certifications.
Advanced Coastal Cruising participants arrive in Tortola,
British Virgins Islands on Wednesday which is a travel day.
Sleep aboard your yacht on Wednesday night! Navigational
assignments will have been assigned in advance. Precise
itinerary is somewhat weather dependent.
This is an advanced cruising course for
sailors with cruising experience. Graduates are certified to act as
skipper and crew of a 30-50 foot multihull sailboat by day in
coastal waters. Students will learn all aspects of
skippering a cruising catamaran.
Most skippers are recent graduates who like the idea of having an
experienced sailing instructor on a nearby boat. Often a quick
review of anchoring or reefing techniques, the navigation for the
day and boat systems is most of our involvement. Chartering a
flotilla boat as skipper with your own crew is less expensive
than chartering independent of the flotilla because of our
special arrangements with the charter company.
Sail & Dive
us for our sail and dive option. You dive off our big, beautiful
catamaran! Forget about the
big dive-boat crowds, you are with a small group of divers. When
you're done diving . . . sail and enjoy this beautiful boat and
all the unique places it can take you.
Northern Breezes Sailing School schedule.]