“Gain experience in anchoring and other skills required to skipper on your own in the Apostle Islands.”

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Three Day Sailing Certification Course

No previous sailing experience required! Superior Charters Three Day charter certification program is designed to prepare you to charter a sailboat on your own in the Apostle Islands and give you hands-on experience at anchoring overnight in the Apostle Islands. This course includes all the topics covered in our 'Learn to Sail' Basic sailing class, plus docking in the islands and anchoring overnight. You start with hands-on experience as a novice and in just a few short days, you'll be on your own-exploring the beauty and pristine nature found in the Apostle Islands . Our instructors determine you and your crew's skill level and focus on what you need to learn and accomplish to successfully bareboat charter.


Your Classroom
Our 'Learn to Sail' class takes place on 32 - 33 foot boats which serve as your classroom and overnight accommodations. You will sleep onboard the boat in harbor two out of the three nights, with complementary boarding the evening prior to the first day of your instruction. You will spend one night at anchor with the instructor aboard. There is a head and a galley on all boats. Bring sleeping bag or bedding and towels.


Sign up Alone or with Friends
This course certifies two people in three days . You can add up to two additional people to join you as crew and they will receive a crew certification.


As in a bare-boat charter trip, provisions are brought by the course participants.  Please keep in mind that you should plan for the Captain/Instructor in your meal plans. 


The Cost
$ 1,195 per person, third crew member can be added for $295 per person (crew certification)

Starts on day of your choice  - Call today - 715.779.5124

Sign up today! Only 1/3 the cost of the trip is due for a deposit! The balance due will be collected when you arrive for the course.

Add a crew member! For a reduced fee of $295, bring along an additional hand who can gain boating experience while you're certified.


Superior Charters is proud to offer online sailing courses from NauticEd.  NauticEd's sailing theory courses cover everything from the basics of sail trim to extensive lessons on coastal navigation.  Pair these online courses with your extensive practical training on the water which will cover the following topics. 

Under Sail 

Points of Sail
Vessel Management
Rigging Vessel

Under Power/Docking 

In Slip
Pier End
With Wind
Dinghy Handling

Heavy Weather Management 

Head Sail Changes
Safety Harness Use

General Seamanship 

Man-Over-Board Drills
Radio Use & Etiquette
Right-of-Way Rules
Crew Directives

Upon successful completion of this course, your new skills and knowledge should provide you with sufficient experience to safely and comfortably skipper a similar boat.

Superior Charters Inc, 34475 Port Superior Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814 -- 1.715.779.5124 -- sail@superiorcharters.com
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