Why Choose Lake Erie Sailing


Best Sailing School Service Guarantee- Retake the class for free

Lake Erie Sailing School's is the only sailing school to offer a service guarantee. If you take a class with us, give it your best effort and don't pass, you get to retake the class for free. How can we offer this? We have award-winning instructors who are dedicated to your success and have the experience to deliver. NO ONE else matches our service or guarantee.


Best Sailing Charter Service Guarantee

For our charter guests, we offer the industry's leading service program.  We GUARANTEE that if you have a yacht issues during your charter, we will complete repairs within four (4) hours of notification, or you will be compensated for your lost vacation time. 

What is covered

The following equipment is considered essential to the operation of the yacht and is covered: engine, transmission, anchor windlass, sails, standing rigging, running rigging, battery, starter and alternator.

What we will do

If you should encounter a breakdown of any of the above-mentioned equipment, we will correct the problem within 4 hours of receiving your call.  If we fail to correct the problem within 4 hours, you will receive compensatory sailing time at the end of your scheduled charter (if available), or sailing credit toward your next charter.  Compensation will be based on actual time lost from the time of notification, less the 4-hour grace period.  The credit value per charter hour will be based on a 12-hour working charter day, the number of days of your charter and the charter fee paid.

Your obligation

To receive guaranteed service of your charter, you must contact the base immediately at the time of breakdown, problem or dissatisfaction.  All grievances must be presented by the charter captain at the end of the charter and agreed upon by the company prior to charterer departure from the marina.  You may also be asked to take the yacht to a designated port or remain at your current location.

What the guarantee does not cover

All breakdowns will be serviced, however, compensatory sailing time will not be provided for repairs to the following: Data or voice telephony, VHF, refrigerators, stereo cd/music player, GPS, autopilot, water pressure pump, dinghy, outboard, wind instrument, knot meter, depth meter, air conditioning, genset, or any other item which does not render the yacht inoperable. Company will make every effort to repair these types of problems as soon as possible.

Also excluded from this compensatory guarantee are any breakdowns that occur outside the standard cruising area, problems outside the normal cruising hours or problems resulting from the negligent operation of the charterer or his/her guests.


Lake Erie Sailing offers everyday low pricing on both are charters and sailing school options designed to compete with anyone.  We also offer Lake Erie's best price guarantee --- if you find someone with a lower price on a comparable charter or class, we will beat the price.  It doesn't get any better than that.

Best Yachts ON LAKE ERIE

Simply put, we offer the best cruising and teaching fleet on Lake Erie.  We offer the largest charter -- 2 over 40 feet, most generously equipped -- air conditioning and color GPS typical, and best maintained charter fleet on the lake.  Stability, comfort, and of course excellent sailing is what you will experience with our fabulous fleet.

Best Location Close to Put-in-Bay, Cedar Point and Kelleys Island

If you're heading out on a bareboat charter, our base at Battery Park Marina in Sandusky,OH provides the perfect spot to explore Lake Erie.  We have the closest access to Put-In-Bay, Cedar Point, Kelly's Island and all other cruising destinations -- no other location gets your out on the water and to your desired location faster. This means more time on the sailing and enjoying your destination than any other offer.
In addition, Sandusky has convenient provisioning, fuel and marine services.  In addition, it offers many restaurants options.   Battery Park offers clean showers, pump out, cable TV, Wi-Fi and free water.
If you prefer to stay local or want a day excursion, Sandusky Bay provides a safe and comfortable sailing ground for your trip in almost all typical weather conditions.

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