Beginner’s course Oslo

Learn a lot in a short time

The beginner’s course is for those who have little or no previous sailing experience. If you have never been on a boat, come from a motorboat or want to get more involved in sailing than just being a passenger, this course is a good start. The sailing course has been thoroughly worked out and tested over several years, and is a summary of the most important things you must master before setting out in your own boat. The course will be held in Norwegian, if not specified otherwise.

I had never sailed before and had a wonderful sailing experience with Dag Magne, an incredibly educational and knowledgeable sailor! Strongly recommended!

Britt Karin

Weekend sailing courses in Oslo

The weekend course is Friday afternoon, 17:00 – 21:00, Saturday 10:00 -16:00 and Sunday 10:00 – 15:00. There is no accommodation in the boat on this course.

Wind and other conditions can make some of the points difficult to complete, but if there are days with little wind, you will be offered an extra evening on a later occasion.

Beginners course program

The course takes place in safe waters in the inner Oslofjord, here we get the conditions that suit everyone. On the course you will learn about:

  • Sailing
  • Navigation
  • Anchorage
  • Maritime rules
  • Maneuvering in port
  • Mooring and knots
  • To sail against the wind (tacking)
  • Principles of good seamanship
  • Setting the sails correctly (sail trimming)
  • To reduce the sail area in high winds
  • Controlled jibbing (an important exercise)

What’s included:

  • The course compendium, our extensive online documentation
  • Lots of testing and practice on both theory and practical exercises
  • SeilNorge Competent Crew course certificate
  • Nice days at sea, with nice people!


Practical information

Here you will find what you need to know


We recommend that you have studied the documentation you have access to before coming to the course.

You will find our course compendium (Norwegian) HERE. It’s free, but you have to log in.


​​The course takes place in the inner Oslofjord, with start and end at the Kongen Marina, Frognerstranda


The course runs over 3 days, daytime or evening. No accommodation on board.
The course is conducted as both a weekend course and a mid-week course, see details per course.

– The weekend course is Friday afternoon from 17-21pm, Saturday 10am-16pm and Sunday 10am-15pm.
– The midweek courses are either every day during the day at 10-15 Mon-Tue-Wed or in the evening at 17-22 Mon-Tue-Wed.

Food and drinks

Remember to bring a snack for the breaks, maybe not on Friday as it is a short day. We have coffee and tea on board.


We’re outside most of the time regardless of the weather, so we allow ourselves to make some recommendations regarding clothing: Outerwear that is rain and windproof. A woolen sweater, tights, thick jumper, hat and mittens are good to bring. Shoes/boots that are not have smooth soles or make marks on the tires. We provide life jackets for everyone on board.


After completing the course, you will receive our SeilNorge Competent Crew course certificate. At many places, this can be used for renting a boat in e.g. Mediterranean Sea. (Some need the next level ICC certificate)

Add-on options

After this sailing course, you can take part in our ICC course or our new ones long weekend course which gives you more time for practice and learning. The course is well suited if you are thinking of taking the ICC as most of the exercises and theory are reviewed.

We're here to answer your questions!

Feel free to contact us +47 412 97 900 if you have any questions or want to book a trip.