Lake Pepin Sailing Lessons

I truly enjoy teaching sailing and I bring a combination of skills that allows sailing to be approachable to everyone. I have a Coast Guard Master Mariner license and have taught many people how to sail on Lake Pepin over the last 15 years. I can provide private or group sailing lessons for up to 4 people. Recreational or intermediate/advanced lessons are available.  Review class types below. Contact us for more information.

My Approach to Teaching

My approach to teaching sailing is very “hands-on”. I will hand you the helm and let you feel the boat as we go through different maneuvers. We start with the basic skills and work up as your skills develop

Effective sailing instruction is key. 

  • The instructor must have excellent teaching skills.
  • The instructor must be a very good sailor.
  • The instructor must be able to let go and allow the student to experience the boat, wind and waves – Allowing the student to push boundaries, while maintaining safety and comfort as skills are developed.

I have spent many years providing sailing lessons to many while refining my sailing and teaching skills. I truly enjoy teaching others the joy of sailing and our boats are excellent for learning to sail.

The boats are very responsive and there is instant feedback to the student from changes in rudder or sails. Because of this feedback, the student is able to learn faster on a responsive boat.

Our boats are well-maintained, responsive and a joy to sail.

Give us a call and we can discuss our approach to sailing lessons and get you out sailing on the water.  Because we are a small sailing charter company, we can be flexible on the approach to the lessons. Please call me to discuss any details or questions you may have.


Recreational sailing class   

4 Hour Session = $400 

8 hour session = $700  

* See Bareboat Certification Course for our more advanced 3 day course.


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