Advanced Offshore Course

Advanced Offshore Course

This complete 4-day, 3-night Advanced Offshore Course is specifically designed for those who want the experience of a true deepwater passage.

Discover the joys of independence from land, and master the skills of the long-distance sailor while living aboard. Includes: night watch keeping, night navigation, night landfalls and many other skills the coastal sailor does not always need.

Successful completion prepares you to:
• Skipper a 42”-43’ yacht in coastal & offshore waters.

Good to know:
•  Five-to-one student-to-instructor ratio (maximum)
• Includes all meals from lunch on day one, to lunch on day 4 – please let us know if you must observe any dietary restrictions.
• It is required that students taking this course meet both of the following criteria:  
   – Successfully complete the Sailing Charter Certification Course
   – Additional bareboat chartering experience as skipper in command

Lake Superior map showing harbors and marinas.

Bayfield, Wisconsin


Course Fee: $1,195

A $300 deposit per person will confirm your enrollment. Balance is due 30 days before your course date.

Email us to sign up for the Advanced Offshore Course


We are united by a genuine love of sailing, and we share this love with our families, our friends, and through relationships with the broader sailing community.

Sailing School Locations and Dates

Enjoy the Apostle Islands just outside of Bayfield, Wisconsin on beautiful Lake Superior. Or the relaxed river town of Lake City and is located 65 miles southeast of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota).

Go from student to sailor in three days

In just three days, our students can complete a certification course that fully prepares them to sail any vessel on any water. We turn novice into know-how, in other words, and we instill confidence and competence into every participant. The proof? Over 12,000 sailors since 1980.