Our sail training system has two lines of courses:

  • Practical courses for developing boat handling, sailing and skippering skills
  • Theory courses for providing background knowledge in navigation, seamanship and safety

The three practical sailing courses, Sailing Crew, Inshore Skipper, and Coastal Skipper, comply with the  Association of Sailing Instructors in Finland (PORY) externally audited course system. The instructors in these courses are trained and certified by PORY. The theory courses comply with the Royal Yachting Association RYA, Association of Navigation Instructors in Finland, and the Finnish Navigation Association course systems.

The arrow in the picture indicate that participants of the Inshore Skipper practical course are required to have completed RYA Day Skipper theory, or an Inshore Navigation level theory course based on the Finnish training systems.

Similarly, participants of the Coastal Skipper practical course are required to have completed RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore theory, or a Coastal Navigation level theory course based on the Finnish training systems.

The International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft, also commonly known as the International Certificate of Competence (ICC), can be applied from the Finnish Transport and Communication Agency TRAFICOM. The ICC is a formal certificate based on United Nations Resolution No. 40. The ICC is a valid proof of competence when chartering a yacht in Europe and elsewhere. TRAFICOM requires two kinds of evidence in the ICC application:

  • Proof of theory knowledge
  • Proof of practical skills

Our coastal level theory and practical courses fulfill these requirements.

Course Plan

Practical Courses

Core courses:
  • Sailing Crew
  • Inshore Skipper
  • Coastal Skipper
Special courses:
  • Harbour Manoeuvring Training
  • Night Sailing Training
  • Celestial Navigation Exercises
Customized Sailing events:
  • Evening sailing
  • Sail-a-Day
  • Team Sailing
  • Mile Building Cruise

 

 

 

Theory Courses

Core courses
  • RYA Day Skipper Theory
  • RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory
  • Inshore Navigation
  • Coastal Navigation
Special courses
  • RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship
  • Marine VHF Radio
  • Introduction to Boating
  • Skippering Techniques
  • Tidal Water Navigation & Sailing
  • Celestial Navigation Workshop

 

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