Northern Breezes Sailing School and Freedom Sailing Adventures is pleased to announce our programming for 2017. We are in our thirteenth year as your Lake Michigan sailing connection for American Sailing Association training and captained sailing charters out of Ludington, Michigan.


Northern Breezes Sailing School offers ASA courses ranging from basic keelboat through advanced courses in Lakes Michigan and Superior, as well as in the Caribbean.  Captain Dale Fitch has over forty years of sailing and racing on Lake Michigan and has instructed courses in Bayfield, Wisconsin and  the Bristish Virgin Islands in addition to Ludington.


We also offer captained charters for those who want to enjoy the beauty of sailing on Lake Michigan, or just want to learn about sail boats.

Meet Captain Dale

and Our Hunter 23 was new to the fleet in 2013 and we haven't named her yet.  She is in showroom condition and we use her to teach our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat course.  We're planning to install a roller furling headsail to improve the ease of sailing.  Help us find a fitting name.  The captain reserves the right to veto all name suggestions.



Northern Breezes Sailing School


Freedom Sailing Adventures, LLC

Captain Dale hold a 100 ton masters license issued by the U S Coast Guard.  He has extensive sailing and yacht racing experience and is an ASA certified instructor for sailing and navigation courses.  Daie is retired from his career as a CPA and devotes much of his time to sailing activities.

Freedom on left in 2013 Queen's Cup Regatta

Hunter 23

Freedom is a Hunter Legend 37.5 that is used for our ASA cruising and advanced courses.  She is also used for sailing charters.  Freedom is licensed by the Michigan DNR and insured for commercial activity.