Halcyon Sailing – Port Sanilac Marina is located at Port Sanilac Marina on Lake Huron which offers a peaceful quiet setting in which to practice and gain confidence. Here you can get an “Up North” experience far from the noise and stress of other urban locations. Once you leave the marina breakwater, there is no boat traffic. It’s a great place to take the more advanced courses which involve longer voyages.
The best way to learn to sail is by getting on a boat and sailing. With the exception of the navigation course, almost all instruction is hands-on. While passing the written test is very important, what you really want to gain is confidence & competence in handling the sailboat under power, docking, and in heavy weather. Getting the students to that point is always our goal for the course – as well as having a great time.
We always run small classes, usually with only 2 students on-board unless a family or group of friends wish to take a course together. Classes are scheduled on-demand which makes it easy to accommodate your time-frame. Courses can be combined or taken separately based on a student’s needs.
All of our instructors are ASA instructor certified, highly experienced, and have USCG Master Captain credentials. Our vessels are in exceptional condition and undergo a USCG safety inspection every season.
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.
Halcyon Sailing – Port Sanilac
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