Learn how to sail and handle larger sailboats

If you're interested in skippering larger boats (35-50 foot), this course will help you become familiar with what it takes to skipper a larger boat on your own.

During a two days sailing course we'll go through the following:

  • Sailing
  • Navigation
  • Practical seamanship
  • Technical tings about boat and engine
  • Manouvering a larger sailboat in harbour
  • Safety issues and precaucions to concider

After a sailing course with us
An in-formal certificate titled "Competent Crew" or "Day Skipper" can be issued to participants of our sailing courses. It can be used in countries where they require documentation og your sailing experience. .
The most clever ones, who appear to have a good understanding of sailing, seamanship, navigation, maneuvering etc. will get our in-formal "Day Skipper" certificate. This certificate/diploma, together with the Norwegian boat-driver-licence, can be used as documentation of competency/skills required to hire sailboats overseas.
Charter operators and different countries will have different policies and practice as to what they require of sailing skills, experience and documentation.

Example: Croatian authorities require and accepts the Norwegian boat-drivers-licence for Norwegian skippers sailing in Croatian waters. A charter operator may in addition ask for documentation for practical skills, like a "Day Skipper" certificate issued by a serious training institution like Oslo Seilskole or RYA (Royal Yachting Association).

Practical information

Language spoken:

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

Pre-skill requirements

Some sailing experience, either from a beginners course with us or from other sailing.

Kind of training vessel /boat /yacht

We use modern sailboats at about 40 foot for these courses.

Duration and where to meet up

The course runs from Friday 16:00 to Saturday 20:00. Meeting point is usually Kongen Marina in Frognerkilen, Oslo.

Numper of participants

Max 5 people + instructor

Price

The price is NOK 4900,- per person
Includes a handy Skippers Handbook.

Dates 2020

May: 22nd to 23rd of May.
For other dates, please contact us.
Custom dates for groups of 3-5 people is also possible. (p.o.a.)

How to sign on (or show your interest)

Fill in the form which is found here

What to bring

Sleeping bag, shoes with BRIGHT soles, warm jumper, wind- and waterproof clothes, sunglasses, sun lotion, gloves, beanie and a skarf. Some food, snacks etc.
A comprehensive list will be sent when you sign on.

Other things

Private week-end courses can be arranged, with or without sleeping on board.
(In that case, other prices may apply)