Now offering ASA 103/104 combined courses on Lake Minnetonka.

Please join us for our Spring Open House!
Saturday, March 21, 2015 • 10 am - 2 pm
Free snacks and beverages.
Tour the marina grounds and facilities.
Talk boats, gear and sailing.

Shorewood Yacht Club on Lake Minnetonka
600 West Lake Street • Shorewood, MN 55331
1/2 Mile North of Highway 7 on County Road 19

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Here at Northern Breezes, we offer a large variety of fantastic sailing experiences.  From basic keelboat courses at many Twin Cities lakes, youth camps for the younger set to Advanced Coastal Cruising Offshore in the Caribbean or Lake Superior. Vacation sailing for the whole family, Charters, we offer something for most.

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The Northern Breezes Sailing School board is advised by U.S. Olympic Head Coach, Gordy Bowers, and is certified by the American Sailing Association. Over
725,000 ASA certifications have been awarded. Principal is Captain Thom Burns, publisher of Northern Breezes Sailing Magazine and Sailing Breezes Internet Magazine. Thom and lead instructor Captain Steve Burns are Instructor Evaluators for American Sailing Association. Thom is also a US Sailing-certified instructor.

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