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Choose Between Two Options
- $62 for a two-hour Sailing Discovery class for one (a $124 value)
$120 for a two-hour Sailing Discovery class for two (a $248 value)
Sailing Discovery is an entry-level course that takes place on Lake Minnetonka. Participants learn the basics of sailing before taking the helm.
Choose from the following dates and classes:
- July 25 from 4:15–6:16 p.m. or 6:30–8:30 p.m.
- July 26 - 1:00–3:00 p.m. or 3:15–5:15 p.m.
- August 4 - 12:00–2:00 p.m. or 2:15–4:15 p.m. or 4:30–6:30 p.m.
- August 10 - 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. or 1:00–3:00 p.m. or 4:00–6:00 p.m.
- August 11 - 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. or 1:00–3:00 p.m. or 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Sail Away Sailing School
Atop the windswept crests of Lake Minnetonka and Lake Superior, Sail Away Sailing School's instructors lead lessons for all levels. They're certified by the American Sailing Association and trained in CPR and first aid–and many are US Coast Guard-licensed captains–ensuring expertise and safety during aquatic adventures. Students can gain insight into their expertise during any of the eight courses offered. At first, sailing instructors take students out for Sailing Discovery classes where they learn the basics, take the helm, and decide if sailing is for them. The next step toward captaining a vessel are the Basic Keelboat or Cruising courses, which teach in-depth safety, motoring, and sailing techniques.
With navigation mastered, instructors let students get even more adventurous with the Advanced Coastal Cruising course which includes overnight sailing and fire safety techniques, as well as what to do if someone goes overboard at nighttime. The team also gives private instruction on their own boats and students' boats, and even arranges for a mix of vacation and schooling with Virgin Island courses. They also offer the ASA 104 Bareboat Chartering course which is needed to operate boats in multiple foreign countries.