Duluth Superior Sailing Association


The mission of the Duluth-Superior Sailing Association is to offer the joy of sailing to the entire Duluth-Superior community, regardless of skill level, physical capabilities, or financial means.


Our experienced, ASA or US Sailing certified staff provide sailing classes for children and adults of all experience levels.


We can also provide programs for group sailing, adaptive sailing, and special topic sailing clinics and courses.


Our open sailing hours are noon-dusk most days in our June-September season, providing many opportunities to get out on the water with our day sailer fleet.

Know the weather forecast before visiting the pier!

Open Sailing Sailing Lessons Youth Camps Friday Night Racing

Our open sailing hours are noon-dusk most days in our June-September season, providing many opportunities to get out on the water with our day sailer fleet. Become a DSSA member today, and join us for a fantastic summer experience!

Our Sailing Fleet

From Day Sailers to Cruise Boats, our fleet has boats for beginning sailors, experienced skippers, and everyone in between!

The greatest skill anyone can learn is how to sail.

Pier Calendar

Use our calendar to see open sailing hours and check for pier closings due to weather or special events.

  • Open Sailing will close an hour early if no boats are on the water at that time.

  • The pier will close in inclement or unsafe weather conditions.

Sailing For All

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Duluth~Superior Sailing Opportunities

Youth Summer Camps

Youth sailing and water activity camps are held at the DSSA Pier on Park Point throughout the summer. Camp tuition also includes an annual membership to the DSSA.

Open Sailing

Already a sailor? Then become a member of the DSSA and enjoy the use of our diverse fleet of trainers, racers, and daysailers.

Cruise Boats

With a membership and a small day-use fee, experienced cruisers have access to the DSSA's motorized cruise boats.

Sailors with Disabilities

Sailors with disabilities are encouraged to join us as regular members, free of charge in 2020!

Daily Membership

Not ready to buy a full annual membership? We offer daily memberships: $10/day under age 30, and $15/day over age 30

Weekly Laser / Anything Goes Races

Check the calendar for the weekly schedule!

Adult Member Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for adults, students (young adults), families, and groups.

ASA Basic Keel Boat Certification

Offered in conjunction with Sail Away Sailing School LLC.

News & Events 

End of Sailing Season Dinner!  September 22nd 5pm

All members are invited to celebrate the 2022 sailing season and dinner! Burgers and vegan Burgers will be served. Doors open at 5pm we will start serving at 5:30pm.  The dinner will be at St Paul’s Episcopal Church 1710 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55812.

Sailing in September 2022

Check our pier calendar for open sailing dates and times in September!  Weekdays 1pm-7pm and some weekend dates will be available as well.  Cruise boats can be reserved outside of the open sailing times. 

Sailing in October 2022

Cruise boat reservation and Cruise boat lessons will be available in October!  If the weather allows there may be some last minute open sailing dates as well.  Please contact for more details about sailing in October.

DSSA Social Media!

Stay updated on what our sailing program is doing day to day with Instagram!  

There will also be updates on the weather, open sailing hours, and Friday racing. 

Thank You ShipShape Products!

A big thanks to ShipShape for donating materials to prepare our sails for the 2022 season!



Many Thanks To Our Sponsors

Get in touch


Duluth~Superior Sailing Association
PO BOX 3094
Duluth, MN 55803

Contact Us

Summer Phone: (218) 260-0961 
Zachary Lange, Waterfront Director

(April – October)

Off-Season Phone: (218) 724-6909

(November – March)

Our Hours

MON-FRI 09:00am – Dusk

SAT-SUN 12:00pm – Dusk 

Follow Us

From downtown Duluth, cross the Duluth Lift Bridge in Canal Park. Travel on Minnesota Avenue for about four miles, past Lafayette Community Center on the left and the Rowing Club and Southworth Marsh on the right.

Enter the Park Point Recreation Area. The road curves to the right. Pass the playground on the left and the restrooms on the right. Keep right and enter the parking lot for the public boat launch; our site is on the adjacent pier.

Above: Flying Scot approaching the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge Left: J/FORE cruising on Lake Superior