Northern Lights Sailing Club | Sailing & Trips
Northern Lights Sailing Club
      Northern Lights Sailing Club
                Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA

NLSC Sailing Trips - CURRENT & FUTURE

NLSC-sponsored & NLSC-endorsed sailing trips: Trailerable and Charter Boats


Our trailerable trips range in duration from one day, a weekend, or longer - they take place on lakes within a "short" drive from the Twin Cities. Overnight trips often include lodging arrangements, from camping to condos to casinos.


We also get together to charter "bareboats" (i.e. we don't hire a captain; we do it ourselves), renting boats all over the world on trips lasting from a weekend (in the Twin Cities area) to a week or two (in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Pacific - in just about any ocean we want to sail in).


The planning and execution is all handled by volunteers (to keep the costs manageable) - please contact the NLSC Trip Chair if you would like to help.


Don't worry: Experienced sailors will help you organize and execute these trips - a great way to pick up sailing organizational skills and experience. Many of us have started with these trips and now can charter and handle the big boats by ourselves - that's because our experienced sailors will teach you what they know, and you will be expected to participate in all of the fun, pleasures and chores of sailing. (These trips generally are not cruises where you just sit back and enjoy the ride.)


For Information or to sign up: CONTACT THE TRIP LEADER(S). Please send all checks directly to the trip leaders. Contact information is available to NLSC members in our membership directory - log into the members-only section of this website.


Sponsored trips are where NLSC has complete organizational and financial control of the trip. You must be a current paid member of the club to participate in these trips, and all club rules apply.


Endorsed trips are non-sponsored trips that the NLSC Board approves the promotion of, which may or may not conform to NLSC policies and for which the club has no financial responsibility.


This calendar lists current and future trips only, please check back here regularly for the latest information.

Click here to view calendar of past trips in 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009


NLSC Sailing Trip Calendar - click links in table for more info:

(travel or preboard date)
Sailing Dates
Location Trip Type Days Trip Leader -
Contact for Registration & Information

Cost
(excluding travel &
some provisions)
Deposit Status
2016 Trips
July 30th 2016, 1-8pm Pickle Factory Cruise - Lake City Marina
(Flyer: click here)
Weekend Day Sailing 1 Scott Woolfrey $15 to cover beverages while underway, slip fees and snacks at the dockside party OPEN
Registration now open.
September 1 - 15, 2016 Tahiti
(Flyer: click here)
Charter 14 Jay Biggs $2,100 1st:$600 Now
2nd:$500 May '15
3rd:$500 Nov '15
4th:$500 May '16
OPEN
Registration now open.
January 18 - February 1, 2017 British Virgin Islands Charter 14 Tom Embertson $950.00 $950.00 OPEN
Registration now open.
(travel or preboard date)
Sailing Dates
Location Trip Type Days Trip Leader -
Contact for Registration & Information

Cost
(excluding travel &
some provisions)
Deposit Status


Link to: Spar of the Moment - contacts for last-minute sailing. (members only; also please see our Meetup site)

Link to: Trip Planning and Related Information

Link to: NLSC Trip Policy

Link to: NLSC Meetup Policies & Procedures

Link to: NLSC Skipper Qualification Policy


Sponsored trips are where NLSC has complete organizational and financial control of the trip. You must be a current paid member of the club to participate in these trips, and all club rules apply.


Endorsed trips are non-sponsored trips that the NLSC Board approves the promotion of, which may or may not conform to NLSC policies and for which the club has no financial responsibility.



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