Sure Winds Sailing

Erieau Marina
Erieau ON  N0P1N0

Phone: 519-520-3306

Sure Winds Sailing

Welcome to Sure Winds Sailing! We are located on the north shore of Lake Erie in beautiful Erieau, Ontario, 20 minutes south of Chatham. We at SWS offer two exciting sailing adventures aboard “Swiftsure” a San Juan 30’ sloop that was designed for easy handling and comfort.
First have you ever wanted to sit back and enjoy a few hours basking in the sun as the sails full of wind whisk you over the water? Is it on your bucket list to spend the day sailing with your sweetheart? We offer morning and afternoon day charters for 1 to 3 people for up to 4 hours. Let your skipper and host Pete Pownall safely sail you around the waters of the north shore Lake Erie while you relax and let the stress of your week slip into the wind.
We also offer private sailing lessons. (Minors must be accompanied by an adult). No previous experience necessary! This course is also appropriate for those who have some experience, but are not comfortable sailing on their own. From beginner to advanced. Your Skipper and Instructor Pete Pownall will guide you through all aspects of seamanship, safety and operation. We strongly suggest 3-4 days of instruction. We require that students practice a particular drill many times over and when a class stretches out over 3-4 days, chances are they will perform that training drill in different weather conditions which furthers the experience. Instruction will include:
•Terminology
•Points of sail
•Tacking and gybing
•Sail shape & trim
•Seamanship skills, including:
– Reefing
– Heaving-To
– Crew-Overboard Recovery
– Docking Under Sail
– Anchoring
– Mooring
•Sailing dynamics
•Yacht design essentials
•Nomenclature
•Knots
•Reading the wind
•Safety practices and equipment
•Tides and currents
•Basic navigation
•Rules of the road
Rates:
Day Charter (4hrs.) $250.00
Lessons (per day 3hrs.) $275.00


Welcome to Sure Winds Sailing! We offer lessons and 1/2 day sails on beautiful Lake Erie- just an hour from London in Erieau, Ontario.

Show Map

Business Information


Categories: Sports & Recreation

Hours

Mon: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm



Report a Problem

Windsor Tweets

Afternoon Drive
Afternoon Drive
Want our CBC Prize Pack? Of course you do! Tweet us a pic of where you listen to the show. In the car? In the kitch… https://t.co/F6oMZcfjKo

Blackburn News Essex
Blackburn News Essex
A new partnership between the #Windsor Residence for Young Men and the public school board could help stop teen hom… https://t.co/nXmiCMeiw2

Maureen Revait
Maureen Revait
RT @BlackburnEssex: It's officially fall in #Windsor-Essex, but don't expect a cool down anytime soon. #sxont https://t.co/AMn5Dk6zeA https…

Blackburn News Essex
Blackburn News Essex
ICYMI: The health unit in #Windsor-Essex is considering a ban on vaping products. #sxont https://t.co/JsdYpuyMCn https://t.co/5rcbWtfcgM

Gianna Manzerolle
Gianna Manzerolle
RT @BlackburnEssex: Should #Windsor hire an auditor general? Yes. That debate is back at city council tonight. #sxont https://t.co/XCW1do…

Blackburn News Essex
Blackburn News Essex
ICYMI: The LaSalle woman who died during Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas will be remembered this morning at a funer… https://t.co/aWWyTEyUwa

Dee Sweet
Dee Sweet
RT @BlackburnEssex: ICYMI: The organization that represents greenhouse growers is still worried about expansion into the U.S. #sxont #Winds…

Blackburn News Essex
Blackburn News Essex
Should #Windsor hire an auditor general? Yes. That debate is back at city council tonight. #sxont… https://t.co/8i4awLtnWW

Canadian Blood Services Windsor
Canadian Blood Services Windsor
It often takes more than one blood donor to save a life. Together we can make a lifesaving difference for those who… https://t.co/rMDiNvDXne

Skate Amherstburg
Skate Amherstburg
RT @LifelineWindsor: Good Morning #YQG Windsor Blood Donor Centre is looking for more blood donors ... many openings available will you fi…