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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. Booking open. More info here
  • Practical sailing course. Helsinki Intensive. 20-24 May 2020. More info here
  • Practical sailing course. Helsinki Intensive. 3-7 June 2020. Booking open. More info here
  • Practical sailing course. Helsinki Intensive. 10-14 June 2020. Booking open. More info here
  • Practical sailing course. Helsinki Intensive. 24-28 June 2020. Booking open. More info here
  • Practical sailing course. Helsinki-Hanko. 7-10 July 2020. Booking open. More info here
  • Practical sailing course. Hanko-Helsinki. 12-15 July 2020. Booking open. More info here
  • Practical sailing course. Helsinki-Inkoo-Helsinki. 25-28 July 2020. Booking open. More info here

More to come…

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 course, Sunday 17 May 2020

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

Practical sailing course. Helsinki Intensive. 20–24 May 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 20 May 2020, 17:30-21:30
Thursday 21 May 2020, 17:30-21:30
Friday 22 May 2020, 17:30-21:30
Saturday 23 May 2020, 09:00-19:00
Sunday 24 May 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 Intensive. 3-7 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 3 June 2020, 17:30-21:30
Thursday 4 June 2020, 17:30-21:30
Friday 5 June 2020, 17:30-21:30
Saturday 6 June 2020, 09:00-19:00
Sunday 7 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 Intensive. 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 Intensive. 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 - Hanko. 7 - 10 July 2020

Sailing area: Porkkala Cape; Inkoo and Raasepori archipelagos; Hanko, the most southern city in Finland; numerous alternative marinas and harbours along the way. Varied sail training areas including inshore and coastal waters. It is easy to travel back from Hanko to Helsinki by train.

Course dates:
Course start: Helsinki, Tuesday 7 July 2020 at 10:00.
Planned arrival: Helsinki, Friday 10 July 2020 at 18:00.

Price: Sailing Crew course 470 €, Inshore Skipper course 470 €, Coastal Skipper course 500 €, Mile Building cruise 440€.

Other info: Course materials included. ‘Boat cash’ will be collected to cover onboard food expenses and marina fees. The course includes separate night navigation exercises for Coastal Skipper students.

Practical sailing course. Hanko - Helsinki. 12 - 15 July 2020

Sailing area:: Hanko, the most southern city in Finland; Raasepori and Inkoo archipelagos; Porkkala Cape; western approach to Helsinki; numerous alternative marinas and harbours along the way. Varied sail training areas including inshore and coastal water. It is easy to travel before the course start from Helsinki to Hanko by train.

Course dates:
Course start: Hanko, Sunday 12 July 2020 at 10:00.
Planned arrival: Helsinki, Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 18:00.

Price: Sailing Crew course 470 €, Inshore Skipper course 470 €, Coastal Skipper course 500 €, Mile Building cruise 440€.

Other info: Course materials included. ‘Boat cash’ will be collected to cover onboard food expenses and marina fees. The course includes separate night navigation exercises for Coastal Skipper students.

Practical sailing course. Helsinki - Inkoo/Bärosund - Helsinki. 25 - 28 July 2020

Sailing area: This round trip offers versatile inshore and coastal parts. After departing from Helsinki, we sail west through Espoo waters, either inland route or coastal route towards Porkkala peninsula. Then we sail over the Strait of Porkkala and continue towards Bärosund in Inkoo. In the Bärosund area, we navigate around Orsland – Älgsjölandet archipelago which provides spectacular narrow passages with high islands both sides, and demanding inshore navigation areas on the other side of the archipelago.

Course dates:
Course start: Helsinki, Saturday 25 July 2020 at 10:00.
Planned arrival: Helsinki, Tuesday 28 July 2020 at 18:00.

Price: Sailing Crew course 470 €, Inshore Skipper course 470 €, Coastal Skipper course 500 €, Mile Building cruise 440€.

Other info: Course materials included. ‘Boat cash’ will be collected to cover onboard food expenses and marina fees. The course includes separate night navigation exercises for Coastal Skipper students.

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