Learn to Sail on Lake Superior. The Everest of Fresh Water Sailing
We offer a variety of courses starting with our 10 hour basic introduction class to the week long CRUISE & LEARN sailing certification holiday.
Sleeping Giant Sailing School will be instructing adults in the art of sailing using our 40′ ocean capable sailboat. ISPA certification courses will get you ready to sail your own boat on the Great Lakes or charter bareboat in the Caribbean or worldwide. Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Coastal Navigation will all be taught on Lake Superior. Cruise and Learn Lake Superior courses will be live-aboard sailing holidays visiting Thompson Island, Loon Harbour, Silver Islet, Black Bay, Nipigon Bay, Red Rock, Rossport, Isle Royale and the Slate Islands.
2018 Course Schedule
Basic Sailing Lessons $325.00. (ISPA Introduction to Sailing) 10 hours of fun filled on the water training. No books, no tests, no homework. This course is for the beginner, anyone who just wants to see if sailing is for them. We supply everything, life jackets, sailing gloves (to keep), boats, great instructors and an ISPA logbook. Delivered over two days, this course introduces you to all the systems of a sail boat, teaches crew recovery, boat safety and will have you sailing as skipper under supervision by the end of the 10 hours. If you like sailing and want to continue learning, you can use your 10 hours towards your next ISPA certification course, the Competent Crew.
BASIC SAIL COURSES
BSC#1 May 26th, 2018 09h00 to 13h50 & May 27th 14h00 to 19h00
BSC#2 May 26th, 2018 14h00 to 19h00 & May 27th 09h00 to 13h50
BSC#3 June 2nd, 2018 09h00 to 13h50 & June 3rd 09h00 to 13h50
BSC#4 June 2nd, 2018 14h00 to 19h00 & June 3rd 14h00 to 19h00
These courses fill in order of listing unless you have three participants. IE course #1 fills then #2 is made available. Five students max. per course. PDF-FAQ_BasicSailing2017
Call (807) 628-3333 To Book
Docking Endorsement $175.00/student. 1/2 hour theory and 2 hours of practice with an ISPA instructor in the art of docking with different wind and dock configurations. This course is for new boat owners and or the skipper who thinks it’s the crew’s fault when they hit the dock or other boat…. Two students only per course. Or have an ISPA instructor teach you on your own boat. $75/hr minimum two hours.
2018-DE: Docking Endorsement Upon request.
Competent Crew (2nd half) $349.00 (a continuation from Basic Sail) – 10 more hours of practical, 20 hrs theory. A certification course!
Level 2&3 – Day Skipper and Coastal Navigator: 20 hrs DS practical + 10 hrs CN practical, 35 hrs theory: All inclusive, course materials & provisions.
CC, DS & CN Combo – 10 Day Cruise & Learn: Isle Royale Adventure, 7 days of sailing practical – 55 hours of theory with opportunity to explore Isle Royale and or dive the wrecks.
CC, DS, CN & CS Combo – 14 Day Cruise & Learn: Lake Superior & Lake Huron Serious Adventure: 14 days of sailing practical – 75 hours of theory (incl. min. three overnight sailing watches.) 800-1000 sailing miles. Thunder Bay – Sault Ste Marie- Little Current and back (around Manitoulin Island)