Learn how to sail a medium size sailboat

If you're curious about sailing, if you wish to sail a boat on your own, or if you just wanna become useful crew on someone elses boat - then a sailing course is what you need to get started. What you learn here can also be applied to larger sailboats.

Feedback from a recent participant:
"Hi there! Just wanted to write and say what a fantastic weekend I had on your sail course. I learnt a huge amount and found it really helpful. I was very glad to have experience sailing in slightly strong winds with the instructor and it made for an exciting weekend!"

During a practical sailcourse with Oslo Sailing School we'll go through the following important subjects:

  • Sailing
  • Chart (map) reading
  • Principles for good seamanship
  • How to use and operate the motor
  • Anchoring, particularly on sway
  • Mooring trick's and useful knots
  • Setting sails in an optimal way: trimming sails
  • Reducing sail-area in gusts and gales - Reefing a sail
  • Manouvering; how to enter a harbour and approach a pier
  • How to avoid the most common mistakes and possible accidents

Practical information

Language spoken:

When there are four English-speaking people who have signed up (individuals or as a group), we can run the course in English.

Pre-skill requirements

None. Participants get a booklet (PDF) in English which ought to be read before the course starts.

Kind of training vessel /boat /yacht

A beginners course in English is usually being held in our modern 25 foot sailboat Phobos 25.

Duration and where to meet up

12 hours over a week-end.
Courses go from Kongen Marina in Frognerkilen.

The course's aim and goal

To learn how to sail, handle and navigate with a medium size cruising sailboat

Number of participants

Up to 4 people + instructor
(private courses for 5 people as group/family are also possible)


NOK 3700,- per person.
Includes a PDF booklet and coffee

Dates 2018

Course 5: 29th and 30th of Sept. (10am to 4pm)
Course 6: 6th and 7th of October (10am to 4pm)

How to sign on

Fill in your details in our "Sign up" form.

What to bring

Shoes or boots with bright soles, warm jumper, wind- and waterproof clothes, sunglasses/-lotion, gloves, perhaps a hat/cap. You'll can borrow a floating vest / life vest on board.

Other things

Custom, private courses can be arranged, with or without sleeping on board, and in larger boat if needed.
For custom made courses, other prices will apply.