Watch Now: ‘Sailing the Apostles,’ from our Sense of Adventure series

There’s nothing like feeling refreshing Lake Superior spray in your face and the power of the wind in your sails. We want to thank everyone who joined us for “Sailing the Apostles,” our second Sense of Adventure online event on Tuesday, July 27th. Watch the program replay below.

Friends Excecutive Director Jeff Rennicke takes us on location to talk with sailors about various aspects of the sport. Whether you’ve always dreamed of chartering a sailboat in the Apostle Islands, getting your kids involved, or racing in Bayfield Race Week, we’ve got you covered with information you can use to make the most of your next sailing adventure in the National Lakeshore.

Watch a couple of bonus videos below. The first includes sailing photographs put to music from The second takes us onboard a sailboat for an Apostle Islands cruise.

This free online event is the second of our Sense of Adventure series of events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.


Sailing resources mentioned during the program:

Bayfield Maritime Museum:

Bayfield Heritage Association:

Apostle Islanders: The People and Culture by Robert Nelson, Bluebox Press

Racing in the Apostles, Wayzata Yacht Club:

John and Mary Thiel:

Superior Way: The Cruising Guide to Lake Superior by Bonnie Dahl

Superior Charters:

NPS-authorized charter services:

Wind forecasts:,-91.198,8

Great Lakes Cruising Club:

North Coast Sailing:

US Sailing, learn to sail:

We invite sailors to fly the colors of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. We’re selling limited edition 50th Anniversary Burgees on the Friends website. You can get yours here:


“Could you share resources for Captains Licensure and Charting?”

US Coast Guard website:

American Sailing Association:

US Sailing information on charting and navigation instruction:

“Does a RYa yachtmaster captains ticket recognized for bareboat rental?”

It’s probably best to check with the charter company you’re considering but this article provides some general requirements for bareboat rentals:

Sense of Adventure is an ongoing series of online events. Find all of them here.

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