Sailing course, weekend - Ålesund
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Whether you want to become skipper on your own boat or sail as a crew with others, our comprehensive beginner’s course in sailing will give you a good starting point. This sailing course is organized as a long-weekend trip. Starting and ending in Ålesund, this course is arranged in cooperation with Ålesunds Seilforening. Like on all our courses and tours, you will be sailing, learning and experiencing a lot along the way. Join us on this sailing course, weekend in Ålesund!

Sailing course in Ålesund’s wonderful archipelago and fjords

This weekends sailing course start from Ålesund. From where we venture around the islands and fjords around. We will even try to get a taste of the big ocean. So by the end of the weekend we could be such a good team that we easily tack our way through the narrowest passages all the way to port!

Learn to sail while underway

The sailing course is thoroughly set up, to give a good introduction for what to master before setting off in your own boat, or crewing for others. This course is for those who want to learn sailing and boat handling right from the start. Most people who take this course have little or no prior experience, but some have some experience they want to refresh. During this course you will primarily learn from trying and failing. We want you to get the most out of everything so you get feedback and  guidance along the way to learn the most.

Topics we include in the sailing course:

  • Boat handling for engine and sails
  • Sailing at different wind angles and trimming of sails
  • Navigation and techniques when using paper charts
  • Navigation by chartplotter and electronics
  • Boating rules
  • Role allocation on board and operation of vessel and crew
  • Safety on board and use of safety equipment
  • Maneuvering in port
  • Mooring and knots
  • Anchoring
  • Choice of boat and equipment – advantages and disadvantages of different types

Learning by doing

The more you ask and participate in tasks and duties along the way, the more you will learn! Upon registration you will receive our instruction booklet and you will get tips and advice for other books and resources that will be helpful to read in advance.  As with any sailing trip we naturally depend on the wind and weather. And with four days at our disposal we have flexibility and can expect different sorts of weather, and work on understanding different wind and weather conditions. 

Great sailing course, and very good with the rotation on all tasks. So that everyone could participate in everything happening onboard under sails.

Terje (Sailing course weekend, Ålesund 2023)

What is included?

  • A trip experience with sailboat – experienced skipper/instructor with local knowledge on board
  • All food we eat onboard during the trip
  • Our Comfort Package, which consists of accommodation onboard in a shared double cabin (bunk or double bed) with a ready-made bed (warm and nice duvets and pillows!)
  • An environmentally friendly, local, sustainable, unique, exotic and exclusive Norwegian adventure holiday
  • A shared experience and friendship with like-minded adventurers from around the world
  • A lot of time outdoors – raw and honest nature experiences
  • Use of our shared equipment: dinghies, kayaks, fishing equipment, etc. when possible
  • All boat-related costs such as diesel, propane and harbor fees
  • Personal safety equipment; Helly Hansen inflatable lifejacket
  • Instruction, advice, guidance and practical training in boating and sailing

What is not included?

  • Travel to and from the start/end location
  • Optional meals at a cafes/restaurants during the trip
  • Entrance to galleries, museums, or other alternative activities that you/we may come up with
  • Rental of equipment and/or activities from external operators, ex. paddling, glacier hiking or surfing where possible
  • Drinks such as wine, beer or exclusive apple juice and other luxuries (yes, we drink beer and wine on board, bring your own)
  • Travel insurance and/or cancellation insurance – (up to you, but recommended!)

Important info

Departure and arrival

This trip starts in and ends in Ålesund.

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