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 / three 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

Number of participants

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


Beginners course of 12 hours: NOK 3500,- per person. Includes a PDF booklet and coffee

Dates 2018

April: Thursday 12/4, 19/4 & 26/4 (17-21)

May: Friday 4/5 (17-22) & Saturday 5/5 (10-17)

May: 22/5, 24/5 (17-22) & Saturday 26/5 (10-17)

May/June: Thursday 31/5, 7/6 & 9/6 (17-21)

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.