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Matthew Ecklund

Edina, MN
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Captain Matthew Ecklund comes to Hjørdis and Lake Superior from years of experience sailing aboard tall ships in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific. He spends the year migrating between different watery worlds—building canoes in the Twin Cities, sailing on the North Shore, and teaching high school students aboard a 137’ gaff-rigged schooner voyaging from Maine to Puerto Rico. Taking the helm here in Grand Marais, he is humbled and happy to return home to Minnesota to sail on Superior. Ashore, Matthew enjoys painting and drawing, biking, playing the Tahitian Ukulele, learning sea shanties, and telling stories ’round the fire.

Current Courses Offered by Matthew Ecklund

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Craft of Sail

Spend a day aboard the Hjørdis and learn the basics of sailing a 50’ gaff-rigged…
Sun, Aug 7th, 2022
9am-4:30pm
Instructor: Matthew Ecklund
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Youth Sailing Camp

Learn the basics of sailing onboard the traditionally-rigged schooner Hjørdis. This three-day…
Mon, Aug 1st, 2022  –  Wed, Aug 3rd, 2022
9am-4pm
Instructor: Matthew Ecklund
Mon, Aug 8th, 2022  –  Wed, Aug 10th, 2022
9am-4pm
Instructor: Matthew Ecklund

Past Courses Offered by Matthew Ecklund

Craft of Sail

Summer Camp - Youth Sailing