Northern Breezes Sailing School

Clifton E. French Regional Park

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ASA-certified instructors teach kids, teens, and adults to sail and control small boats on local waters

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Youth sailing camp option valid for ages 8-16 years old only. Must be 14-18 years old for teen keelboat class. Must be 18 or older for adult small boat classes. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. All sessions must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Four Options

  • $149 for a five-day youth sailing camp ($259 value)
  • $165 for a keelboat sailing course with ASA certification for one teenager ($299 value)
  • $109 for small sailboat classes for one adult ($195 value)
  • $199 for small sailboat classes for two adults ($390 value)

The youth sailing camp runs Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Depending on their experience, participants can choose from three programs: Dinghy Basic (good for ages 8–10), Dinghy Advanced (good for ages 11–13), and Small Boat Advanced (good for ages 13–16). See extended descriptions and schedules here. Each program is taught using the American Sailing Association (ASA) certification system. Campers should bring lunch, bottled water, and snacks, as well as a change of clothes, towel, swimsuit, and sunscreen. Life jackets are provided but campers can bring their own.

The keelboat sailing course provides an opportunity for older teens to learn how to sail a larger boat. It also takes place Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Teens earn an ASA certification upon successful completion of the course. See the schedule.

During the small sailboat classes for adults, students are treated to an instructor to student ratio of one to two for their six hours of on-the-water instruction. ASA certification and log book are included. See the schedule.

Northern Breezes Sailing School

Boasting a Gold Standard certification from the American Sailing Association, Northern Breezes Sailing School welcomes tender-footed sailors aboard a fleet of US Coast Guard–inspected boats for safe, exciting lessons. With a host of courses for beginners, intermediates, and advanced dread pirates, Northern Breezes acclimates students of all levels with both the practical and nuanced aspects of the art of wind harnessing.

Helmed by ASA instructor-evaluator Captain Thom Burns, the school has awarded more than 5,000 ASA certifications since its inception. Northern Breezes also offers camps for adventurous whippersnappers as well as boat charters and onshore courses on how to read the wind rippling across the water.

Customer Reviews

My kids loved the class and my son wants to take the advanced class next. My daughter isn't into sailing she discovered, but she enjoyed taking the class with a friend.
Shayne F. · August 24, 2014
Amazing opportunity.
Tricia D. · July 1, 2014
A beautiful day and a very congenial skipper!
Carol B. · October 2, 2013
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    Clifton E. French Regional Park

    12605 Rockford Rd.

    Plymouth, MN 55441


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