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, devided on Friday evening and Saturday daytime, or three midweek evenings.
Starting from Aker Brygge Marina, Oslo.

The course's aim and goal

Learn how to sail, handle and navigate a regular, medium size sailboat in a safe and sound way

Numper of participants

Up to 4 people + instructor
(private courses for 5 people is also possible)


Beginners course of 12 hours: NOK 3900,- per person. Includes a PDF booklet and coffee

Dates 2017

August: 21st, 23rd and 25th of August
3 evenings, 17:00 to 21:30 every night.

September: 4th, 5th and 6th of Sept.
3 evenings, 17:00 to 21:30 every night.

How to sign on

Fil inn the "Sign on" form.

What to bring

Shoes or boots with BRIGHT soles, warm jumper, wind- and waterproof clothes, sunglasses/-lotion, gloves, perhaps a hat/cap


If the group already has some sailing experience, we may upgrade to a larger yacht. Custom, private week-end courses can be arranged, with or without sleeping on board.
Other prices may apply.