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2020 Summary Calendar

  • Theory course. Marine VHF Radio. 1 February 2020. More info here
  • Theory course. Celestial Navigation. 8 February-24 March 2020. More info here
  • Theory course. RYA Day Skipper. 22 February-28 March 2020. More info here
  • Theory course. RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore. 1 March-19 April 2020. More info here
  • Theory course. RYA Day Skipper. 29 March-21 April 2020. More info here.
  • Practical sail training event in Croatia, 25 April-5 May 2020, is cancelled.
  • Theory course. Marine VHF Radio. 17 May 2020. Places available. Note: The course will be in 100% online format due to the corona pandemic. More info here.
  • Practical sailing course. Helsinki. 10-14 June 2020. More info here
  • Sail-a-Day practical sail training. Sail-a-Day can be part of a modular sailing course. Helsinki. 21 June 2020. Places available. More info here
  • Sail-a-Day practical sail training. Sail-a-Day can be part of a modular sailing course. Helsinki. 22 June 2020. More info here
  • Practical sailing course. Helsinki. 24-28 June 2020. More info here
  • Sail-a-Day practical sail training. Sail-a-Day can be part of a modular sailing course. Helsinki. 3 July 2020. Places available. More info here
  • Sail-a-Day practical sail training. Sail-a-Day can be part of a modular sailing course. Helsinki. 5 July 2020. More info here
  • Sail-a-Day practical sail training. Sail-a-Day can be part of a modular sailing course. Helsinki. 7 July 2020. More info here
  • Practical sailing course. Helsinki. 9-12 July 2020. More info here
  • Sail-a-Day practical sail training. Sail-a-Day can be part of a modular sailing course. Helsinki. 14 July 2020. Places available. More info here
  • Sail-a-Day practical sail training. Sail-a-Day can be part of a modular sailing course. Helsinki. 17 July 2020. Places available. More info here
  • Sail-a-Day practical sail training. Sail-a-Day can be part of a modular sailing course. Helsinki. 24 July 2020. Places available. More info here
  • Sail-a-Day practical sail training. Sail-a-Day can be part of a modular sailing course. Helsinki. 26 July 2020. Places available. More info here
  • Practical sailing course. Helsinki. 29 July-2 August 2020. Places available. More info here
  • Practical sailing course. Helsinki. 19-23 August 2020.  More info here

Note: We will not run any cruising style courses in 2020 where we live and sleep in the boat. All the practical sailing courses will be run on Helsinki coastal waters. We are training on all course levels (Sailing Crew, Inshore Skipper, Coastal Skipper). We follow corona-related regulations and recommendations when implementing the courses. This means, for example, that we are not sleeping or living in the boat, we maximize time on deck and minimize time below, and have extra care when training on onboard.

Marine VHF Radio course, Saturday 1 February 2020

Scope: Principles of VHF Radio system, operating VHF Radio, voice and DSC calls, preparing to take the SRC exam in Finland.
Course date: Saturday 8 February 2020. 09:00 – 17:00.
Price: 90€ (does not include Traficom exam and certification fees)
Location: Lauttasaari classroom

Celestial Navigation course, 8 February - 24 March 2020

Celestial Navigation is experiencing a renaissance among navigation enthusiasts, cruising sailors, yachting industry, and shipping. Celestial Navigation has many virtues: exciting topic as such (tradition, method, sky, space), no electricity needed, independent source of a position fix, and provides routines during long passages.

The goals of the course are:

  • to provide minimal but covering background theory
  • to keep the work process as simple as possible
  • to select methods practiced by international mainstream

Duration: 24 hours

Course dates:

Module 01. Saturday 8 February 2020. 9:00-13:00.
Module 02. Saturday 8 February 2020. 13:30-17:30.
Module 03. Tuesday 18 February 2020. 17:30-21:30.
Module 04. Tuesday 3 March 2020. 17:30-21:30.
Module 05. Tuesday 10 March 2020. 17:30-21:30.
Module 06. Tuesday 24 March 2020. 17:30-21:30.

Course topics include the following: Introduction to the course, celestial navigation essentials, position fixing and plotting sheet, sextant, concepts related to time, sun sight, sun meridian passage, sun-run-sun, planet sight, star sight, selected stars fix, latitude by Polaris, moon sight, checking for deviation.

Materials include everything needed to work out celestial position fix: lecture slides, nautical almanac, sight reduction tables, working sheets, plotting sheets.

Price: 220 €; includes all materials, lessons, exercises, and course completion certificate.

Location: Lauttasaari Classroom.

RYA Day Skipper Theory, 22 February-28 March 2020.

RYA Day Skipper theory provides background information in navigation, safety, and seamanship for Inshore Skipper practical course students. The course includes an extra item: ‘Navigation and boating safety in Finland.’ This subject addresses the unique and challenging boating environment of Finnish waters.

Duration: 40 session hours and 2 assessments.

Course dates:

Module 01. Saturday 22 February 2020. 9:00-13:00.
Module 02. Saturday 22 February 2020. 13:30-17:30.
Module 03. Saturday 29 February 2020. 9:00-13:00.
Module 04. Saturday 29 February 2020. 13:30-17:30.
Module 05. Saturday 7 March 2020. 9:00-13:00.
Module 06. Saturday 7 March 2020. 13:30-17:30.
Module 07. Saturday 21 March 2020. 9:00-13:00.
Module 08. Saturday 21 March 2020. 13:30-17:30.
Module 09. Saturday 28 March 2020. 9:00-13:00.
Module 10. Saturday 28 March 2020. 13:30-17:30.

Course delivery is flexible. Sometimes a participant may miss a classroom session. The course can include additional classroom meetings to fill in the gaps. Online course support services also help to catch up and learn at home.

Materials: Practice charts, info and exercise booklet, course notes book, training almanac, course handouts, assessment papers and certificate of satisfactory completion.

Price: 360€;  includes all the materials, lectures, assessments, RYA course completion certificate.

Location: Lauttasaari Classroom

RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Theory, 1 March - 19 April 2020

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore theory provides substantial background information in navigation, safety, and seamanship for coastal skipper practical course students. The course includes an extra item: ‘Skippering a cruising boat in the Baltic Sea.’ This subject helps to plan and implement coastal passages in the Baltic Sea.

Duration: 40 session hours and 3 assessments.

Course dates:

Module 01. Sunday 1 March 2020. 9:00-13:00.
Module 02. Sunday 1 March 20209. 13:30-17:30.
Module 03. Sunday 8 March 2020. 9:00-13:00.
Module 04. Sunday 8 March 2020. 13:30-17:30.
Module 05. Sunday 22 March 2020. 9:00-13:00.
Module 06. Sunday 22 March 2020. 13:30-17:30.
Module 07. Sunday 5 April 2020. 9:00-13:00.
Module 08. Sunday 5 April 2020. 13:30-17:30.
Module 09. Wednesday 8 April 2020. 17:30-21:30.
Module 10. Sunday 19 April 2020. 9:00-13:00.
Module 11. Sunday 19 April 2020. 13:30-17:30.

Course delivery is flexible. Sometimes a participant may miss a classroom session. The course can include additional classroom meetings to fill in the gaps. Online course support services also help to catch up and learn at home.

Materials: Practice charts, info and exercise booklet, course notes book, training almanac, course handouts, assessment papers and certificate of satisfactory completion.

Price: 380€;  includes all materials, lectures, assessments, RYA course completion certificate

Location: Lauttasaari Classroom

RYA Day Skipper Theory, 29 March-21 April 2020.

RYA Day Skipper theory provides background information in navigation, safety, and seamanship for Inshore Skipper practical course students. The course includes an extra item: ‘Navigation and boating safety in Finland.’ This subject addresses the unique and challenging boating environment of Finnish waters.

Duration: 40 session hours and 2 assessments.

Course dates:

Module 01. Sunday 29 March 2020. 9:00-13:00.
Module 02. Sunday 29 March 2020. 13:30-17:30.
Module 03. Saturday 4 April 2020. 9:00-13:00.
Module 04. Saturday 4 April 2020. 13:30-17:30.
Module 05. Tuesday 7 April 2020. 17:30-21:30.
Module 06. Tuesday 14 April 2020. 17:30-21:30.
Module 07. Saturday 18 April 2020. 9:00-13:00.
Module 08. Saturday 18 April 2020. 13:30-17:30.
Module 09. Monday 20 April 2020. 17:30-21:30.
Module 10. Tuesday 21 April 2020. 17:30-21:30.

Course delivery is flexible. Sometimes a participant may miss a classroom session. The course can include additional classroom meetings to fill in the gaps. Online course support services also help to catch up and learn at home.

Materials: Practice charts, info and exercise booklet, course notes book, training almanac, course handouts, assessment papers and certificate of satisfactory completion.

Price: 360€;  includes all the materials, lectures, assessments, RYA course completion certificate.

Location: Lauttasaari Classroom

Marine VHF Radio online course

The original course date was Sunday, 17 May 2020. 09:00 – 17:00.However, due to the corona pandemic going on, we are canceling the classroom format for this course event.
We are converting the course to a completely online format so that the course can be taken at home via the internet.
Otherwise, all the course specifications remain the same.

  • Scope: Principles of VHF Radio system, operating VHF Radio, voice, and DSC calls, preparing to take the SRC exam in Finland.
  • The online course is available for students from Sunday, 17 May 2020. It will be open for the students at least to the end of 2020.
  • Price: 90€ (does not include Traficom exam and certification fees).

Materials include: Marine VHF Radio coursebook (Mikko Mustakallio); model exam with answers; the model exam has the same overall structure and scoring schema as the actual Traficom exam; types of the practice questions are similar and representative to those in the actual Traficom exam.

Sail-a-Day

The Sail-a-Day event offers participants an opportunity to sail and practice crew tasks, navigation, and skippering a cruising yacht.
Sail-a-Day is suitable for all skill levels: from a beginner to a coastal skipper level.
Every Sail-a-Day event is customised depending on participants’ skill levels and training expectations.

Sail-a-Day training event can be used as partial fulfillment of a certified sailing course at any of the three levels: Sailing Crew, Inshore Skipper, Coastal Skipper. The duration of these sailing courses is 32 hours, so four Sail-a-Day events equal one whole sailing course. The price of a full sailing course comprising 4 Sail-a-Day events will match the price of the same course taken from the main schedule.

Sailing area: Helsinki coastal waters provide exciting and diverse sail training area to learn crew member skills, navigation and skippering. Helsinki offers a wide variety guest marinas and smaller harbors where we can stop for lunch. Daily sail training trips start from our home base at HSK Yachtclub in Lauttasaari.

Sail-a-Day dates:

Sunday 21 June 2020, 10:00-18:00
Monday 22 June 2020, 10:00-18:00
Friday 3 July 2020, 10:00-18:00
Sunday 5 July 2020, 10:00-18:00
Tuesday 7 July 2020, 10:00-18:00
Tuesday 14 July 2020, 10:00-18:00
Friday 17 July 2020, 10:00-18:00
Friday 24 July 2020, 10:00-18:00
Sunday 26 July 2020, 10:00-18:00

Sail-a-Day price: 125 €

Practical sailing course. Helsinki. 10-14 June 2020

Sailing area: Helsinki coastal waters provide exciting and diverse sail training area to learn crew member skills, navigation and skippering. Helsinki offers a wide variety guest marinas and smaller harbors where we can stop for lunch. Daily sail training trips start from our home base at HSK Yachtclub in Lauttasaari.

Course dates:

Wednesday 10 June 2020, 17:30-21:30
Thursday 11 June 2020, 17:30-21:30
Friday 12 June 2020, 17:30-21:30
Saturday 13 June 2020, 09:00-19:00
Sunday 14 June 2020, 09:00-19:00

Price: Sailing Crew €460; Inshore Skipper €460; Coastal Skipper €490

Course note book included. Additional night navigation exercises are included in the Coastal Skipper course.

Practical sailing course. Helsinki. 24-28 June 2020

Sailing area: Helsinki coastal waters provide exciting and diverse sail training area to learn crew member skills, navigation and skippering. Helsinki offers a wide variety guest marinas and smaller harbors where we can stop for lunch. Daily sail training trips start from our home base at HSK Yachtclub in Lauttasaari.

Course dates:

Wednesday 24 June 2020, 17:30-21:30
Thursday 25 June 2020, 17:30-21:30
Friday 26 June 2020, 17:30-21:30
Saturday 27 June 2020, 09:00-19:00
Sunday 28 June 2020, 09:00-19:00

Price: Sailing Crew €460; Inshore Skipper €460; Coastal Skipper €490

Course note book included. Additional night navigation exercises are included in the Coastal Skipper course.

Practical sailing course. Helsinki. 9-12 July 2020.

Sailing area: Helsinki coastal waters provide exciting and diverse sail training area to learn crew member skills, navigation and skippering. Helsinki offers a wide variety guest marinas and smaller harbors where we can stop for lunch. Daily sail training trips start from our home base at HSK Yachtclub in Lauttasaari.

Course dates:

Thursday 9 July 2020, 09:00-17:00
Friday 10 July 2020, 09:00-17:00
Saturday 11 July 2020, 09:00-17:00
Sunday 12 July 2020, 09:00-17:00

Price: Sailing Crew €460; Inshore Skipper €460; Coastal Skipper €490

Course note book included. Additional night navigation exercises are included in the Coastal Skipper course.

Practical sailing course. Helsinki. 29 July-2 August 2020

Sailing area: Helsinki coastal waters provide exciting and diverse sail training area to learn crew member skills, navigation and skippering. Helsinki offers a wide variety guest marinas and smaller harbors where we can stop for lunch. Daily sail training trips start from our home base at HSK Yachtclub in Lauttasaari.

Course dates:

Wednesday 29 July 2020, 17:30-21:30
Thursday 30 July 2020, 17:30-21:30
Friday 31 July 2020, 17:30-21:30
Saturday 1 August 2020, 09:00-19:00
Sunday 2 August 2020, 09:00-19:00

Price: Sailing Crew €460; Inshore Skipper €460; Coastal Skipper €490

Course note book included. Additional night navigation exercises are included in the Coastal Skipper course.

Practical sailing course. Helsinki. 19-23 August 2020.

Sailing area: Helsinki coastal waters provide exciting and diverse sail training area to learn crew member skills, navigation and skippering. Helsinki offers a wide variety guest marinas and smaller harbors where we can stop for lunch. Daily sail training trips start from our home base at HSK Yachtclub in Lauttasaari.

Course dates:

Wednesday 19 August  2020, 17:30-21:30
Thursday 20 August 2020, 17:30-21:30
Friday 21 August 2020, 17:30-21:30
Saturday 22 August 2020, 09:00-19:00
Sunday 23 August 2020, 09:00-19:00

Price: Sailing Crew €460; Inshore Skipper €460; Coastal Skipper €490

Course note book included. Additional night navigation exercises are included in the Coastal Skipper course.

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