Sailing course 1st day
The sailing course is a beginner's course where you learn the crew skills of sailing, i.e. how a sailboat moves and why it tilts but does not capsize, how to handle and adjust the sails safely, maintain speed and how to make sure that the ropes are not always in a knot. There are no skill requirements for participating in the sailing course, enthusiasm to learn to sail is enough. The length of the course is 32 hours, of which 8 hours are theory teaching online.
The prerequisite for participating in the sailing day is that you have completed the course online theory.
Content of the sailing course
- Knowledge of sailing vocabulary, boat parts, rigging and sails
- Rope handling and knots
- Handling sails
- Operation at departure and landing
- Steering and sailing the boat
- Fundamentals of maritime rules
- Basics of weather theory
- Personal safety equipment and emergency equipment
- Fire prevention and extinguishing
- Man overboard situations (MOB)
- Good boating and seamanship
- Participating in general daily tasks both on deck and inside
A sailing outfit or normal outdoor outfit is suitable as an accessory. If the weather forecast promises rain, you should take waterproof clothes. Especially in spring, the air at sea is colder than on land. Several thin layers are better than one thick one, when there is a need for warm clothes. By dressing in layers, it is possible to adjust the clothing as needed. You should bring gloves for handling the ropes. Light-soled shoes or other non-marking shoes are best suited as shoes. In the rain, boots or other waterproof shoes. A beanie in cold weather or a cap in sunny weather are useful. The boat has life jackets for everyone.
Great sailing in the Helsinki Archipelago
Tero was a great host on my 3 h evening sail in Helsinki. Got to see a lot of maritime Helsinki, enjoyed some snacks and bubbles and hat a great time on the water. I can highly recommend this tour and would definately do it again! Kiitos Tero :)
Great sails in the sunset
Excellent your around the Helsinki archiapeligo. We had great weather with a bit of wind to roll out the sails. Wind gently directed us through the waves with an excellent skipper. He guided the views as a professional your guide. After a couple hours We stopoed for a tasty bbq dinner. Atmosphere was excellent and boat offered nicely enough room to chat and make a world a bit better place. Very recommendable tour that takas you as a customer and tour adapted greatly ”on the go” when We suggested our ideas during the tour.
What an amazing sailing experience! We did the 3 hour evening sailing from Katajanokka.
The communication with the provider/captain was very easy and smooth from the very beginning to the end. The captain Tero was very nice and welcoming and really cared for his customers. He even did a special surprise for me after learning that it was my birthday!
P.S. Outside the hottest summer months, put many extra layers of clothing to make the experience more enjoyable. We did but the other couple on the same trip weren't prepared as well we had.
Summer evening sailing trip
We spent a wonderful July evening at sea sailing from Aurinkolahti to Katajannokka and back to Aurinkolahti. A great evening, a nice captain and a delicious Italian dinner with wine was very successful! Thank you! We warmly recommend and will definitely book a new sailing trip!
The feeling of the wind in the sail propelling us forward and the sound of the sea was unforgettable! When combined with the scenery of archipelago islands and Helsinki from the water you get an amazing experience! The host was very attentive and knowledgable!
Thank you! It was a great boat trip!
It was a great boat trip on a wonderful Thursday afternoon! Friendly Captain! Good wind! Warm sun! Great service! Hope to see you again!
Great evening sailing
Nice and private evening sailing in front of Helsinki. I was able to relax and enjoy sailing, have a glass of sparkling wine with special strawberries, but I also had a chance to steer the boat. Just the perfect mix!