Advanced Sailing Courses and Adventures

We include adventures because at least 75 percent of our Advanced Coastal Cruising graduates take the course a second, third or even a fourth time . . . not because the graduates don't pass, but because the course is a great challenge and "fun". Bareboat graduates charter their own boats either from us (the same boats you've been trained on) or through Northern Breezes' Charter Brokerage Service in the Caribbean or other beautiful locations.
Bareboat Charter
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' 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.
Advanced Coastal Cruising
This is one of our favorite courses because it brings together everything you've learned before plus many new items such as night sailing and the rigors of a twenty four hour transit at a much higher level. This course teaches more advanced skills for the sailor with cruising experience. This is a four or five day live aboard course held on a cruising auxiliary sailboat.
Cruising Catamaran
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.
Flotilla Sailing
Are you an experienced bareboat skipper? Then set sail on a custom yacht of your choosing. You will be accompanied by a lead boat with a professional captain, technician and host from Northern Breezes. The lead boat will act as your event organizer, guide and support team.  Are you new to sailing or lacking a full crew? Join the crew of the lead boat or another boat captained by a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed Captain. These four to seven day adventures include a fun mix of organized and informal activities including skipper briefings each morning, dining aboard and dining onshore and other group activities while carving out some private time.
Instructor Qualification Clinic
A very special group of sailors have the passion to share their knowledge and love of sailing with others through sailing instruction. In the past, a good sailor became a Sailing Instructor simply by beginning to teach and declaring himself or herself an instructor.  The American Sailing Association was organized to establish national standards for sailing instructor certification in the United States. We take experienced instructors and expert sailors and give them the tools they need to become certified sailing instructors. Every sailing instructor regales about how much better sailors they have become after doing the clinic and teaching.

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