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.
2017 Course Schedule
Basic Sailing Lessons $295.00. (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, 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.
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
2017-BS#1: AM/PM Saturday May 27th 9:00 AM to 1:45PM & Sunday May 28th 2:00 PM to 6:45 PM 3 Spots left
2017-BS#2: PM/AM Saturday May 27th 2:00 PM to 6:45 PM & Sunday May 28th 9:00 AM to 1:45 PM 4 spots left
2017-BS#3: AM/AM Saturday June 3rd 9:00 AM to 1:45PM & SundayJune 4th 9:00 AM to 1:45 PM 4 spots left
2017-BS#4: PM/PM Saturday June 3rd 2:00 PM to 5:45 PM & Sunday June 4th 2:00 PM to 6:45 PM 0 spots left
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.
2017-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!
2017-#5-CCfBS-FD June 10th 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Level 2&3 – Day Skipper and Coastal Navigator $995.00: 20 hrs DS practical + 10 hrs CN practical, 35 hrs theory: All inclusive, course materials & provisions.
2017-#6-DS/CN- 1 day + 2day overnight: June 11th 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM & June 17th 10:00 AM to June 18th 5:45 PM(with overnight night on the boat. Tee Harbour/ Silver Islet / Walker’s Channel/Porphyry Light).*
CC, DS & CN Combo – 7 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. From $1995.00 to $2295.00
2017-#13-7DayCnL-IsleRoyale: Around Isle Royale. September 9th to September 16th, 2017.
CC, DS, CN & CS Combo – 14 Day Cruise & Learn: Lake Superior Serious Adventure: 14 days of sailing practical – 75 hours of theory (incl. min. three overnight sailing watches.) 800-1000 sailing miles. From $3500-4150.00
2017-#14-14DayCnL-LakeSuperiorCircumnav: Around Lake Superior. September 18th – Oct 1st, 2017
Coastal Skipper (Advanced Sailing course) with catamaran endorsement – One week in the BVIs aboard a 47′ catamaran which will include an overnight passage to St Croix, Culebra or Sint Maarten. Dates : Feb 2018 Please indicate your interest soon! Interested- Ben, Greg, Laura, Jason, Kyle, David