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Welcome to the Try Out Day on 21.5!

Get ready ’cause the legendary HSS Sailing Center Try Out Day is coming your way! The event is targeted for all who wish to learn more about the HSS Sailing Center and/or are considering joining, for those new to sailing and more experienced sailors alike. You don’t need to know anything about sailing as a sport in advance! This will be an exciting, fun and most likely windy and wet way to learn what the fuzz is all about. You will have the opportunity to sail one of the 4 boat classes in use at the Center: Laser 16, 606, Elliott or SM40. As always, the fleet will be adjusted to accommodate the weather conditions. Safety first!

The event is divided into three sessions: morning 9:00, mid-day at noon and afternoon at 14:30. Each session has the capacity for 35, so in total we are hoping to introduce sailing to over 100 future sailors! In addition to trying out sailing you will hear more about HSS Sailing Center and meet our currrent members and learn about their sailing experiences at HSS SC. You need to sign up for a specific session during the day.

Previous years the event has been a huge success and it’s been booked full in no time. The price for participating is 15€ and will be paid in advance. The price includes the ferry ticket to the island, sailing and introduction to the Center, and some refreshments.

Register in Holvi now to secure your spot!
https://holvi.com/shop/helsingforssegelsallskap/section/sailing-center/sailing-center-races-and-events/

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Beginners’ sailing courses 2016 now open!

Have you always wanted to learn to basics of sailing? Or, have you maybe sailed on larger boats as crew but never had the chance to try skippering a smaller boat yourself? If your answer to either question is yes, the Sailing Center’s popular Beginner Courses could be just for you.

The price of a course is 250€. The courses are open to all,  and if you decide to join the Sailing Center after the course to further develop your skills, you will get a discount of 170€ from the center’s membership fee for season 2016.

Two weekend courses were done in May. There is another weekend course in June (4.-5.6.2016)!

Sign up for the beginners courses here

The beginners’ course will teach you the basics of sailing and boat handling with an expert coach. The course includes both theory of sailing and practice on the water. The teaching boat is Laser 16, a heavy dinghy that can be sailed by 2-4 persons. No previous sailing experience required – if you are interested, we recommend you try it out. Warning: you could get addicted.

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Laser 16s in action in September 2015

 

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Season 2016 at the Sailing Center

The sea may be still partly covered in ice, but planning for the Sailing Center’s season 2016 is well underway.

Before the season kicks off, there will be lectures on race tactics, team work, and boat handling. Check back for more information soon!

The Center boats will be put into the water during April and May, as soon as the weather allows. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet the sailing center members and learn about the boats.

In May a try-out day will be arranged at Liuskasaari for those interested in joining the Sailing Center. The day has been very popular and spots are limited, so stay tuned!

Coached trainings will start by June for all boat classes and the first races will be held already in May. For the 606s, the season’s ranking fleet races will kick off with the HSS Spring Cup on 28-29 May.

See you on the water!

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Autumn season fee and beginners course coming up!

One more beginners course coming up! It’s not too late to get started this summer. The dates are 15.-16.8. Click here for more information. If you decide to join the Center after the course you will get a 200 euro discount on the membership fee. This means that an autumn membership (see below) and the beginners course cost 500 euros together.

The autumn season is starting! Over half of the season’s weekly coached training sessions will be held in the autumn. The autumn season fee is 450 euros and covers free use of our fleet of 22 boats and regular weekly training sessions. The sessions continue until mid-October and the boats can be sailed until the ice comes. Sign up here and see more information about the membership here.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! Send an email to sc@hss-segel.fi and we’ll get right back to you :)

Try Out Day 10.5.2014

Try Out Day was a succes

Over 100 visitors came to hear about Audi HSS Sailing Center and to try our boats for free.

Audi HSS Sailing Center arranged a Try Out Day in cooperation with Skiffer Liuskaluoto restaurant on Saturday May 10th. For beginners and sailors alike, participants didn’t need any previous sailing experience to join. This was a great opportunity to get to know about basic courses, fleet and match race trainings and other activities at Sailing Center.

The Try Out day started with a thick fog, which luckily turned into sunshine around 14 in the afternoon. The day was a success and about 100 people got a chance to try sailing, many for the very first time. All classes of the Sailing Center were out – SM40, Elliott 6m, 606 and Laser 16. The wind was very easy in the morning and afternoon, only 3 m/s. All participants had the chance to enjoy the after sail at Skiffer Liuskaluoto restaurant with special Try-out day treatment and prices.

The camera crew of Merimaili was filming the Try Out Day and interviewed Sailing Center members and the Try Out Day participants on board and on shore for their TV-episode about boating and on water sports. The first screening is shown on JIM on Saturday May 17th at 08:20 and a rerun on Sunday May 18th at 08:20. You can find the series from last summer at ruutu.fi where this summer’s series will be repeated also.

This was the third year when Sailing Center organized the test day, and judging from the smiles on the faces, this tradition will continue also next year. Huge thanks to the skippers and on shore volunteer organizers!

Check the photos from the Try Out Day 2014.

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Still room on different courses – sign up now!

There is still room on Beginner course #2 on 31.5.-1.6.2014 and on Match Race course on 24.-25.5.2014. You have a great opportunity to explore this awesome sport and other activities at Sailing Center. Registration for courses can be done on Events page.

And of course we would like to welcome you as members! Audi HSS Sailing Center gives you the possibility to sail throughout the year without having to invest in your own boat.
You don’t need to be an experienced sailor to join, that we can take care of afterwards. As a member you will have the opportunity to sail as much as you wish with our fleet of different boats. To get you started, you also get a nice discount for sailing gear at Navy Blue Shop in Lauttasaari and also at Henri Lloyd Store on Kasarminkatu. And of course you get the membership prices at Skiffer Liuskaluoto and HSS restaurant at the club house. Check Join us! for more information.

You can always find us (+ some photos from the Try Out Day) on Facebook and the Sailing Center Member’s Agora.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. That’s why we’re here for, in addition to sailing.

Come to sail, meet people and have fun with us!

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Beginners course registrations now open

These courses are intended for people with little or no previous sailing experience. Courses are held using our Laser 16 dinghies, which are crewed by 3-4 persons. After the course you have learned the basics of sailing and rigging of the boat. If you choose to join the Center you will be then ready to take part in our coached Friday beginner trainings. After a couple more training sessions, depending on your confidence, you will be able to apply for Laser 16 skipper rights and go out sailing on your own anytime you like.

This course requires no prerequisities. Questions during the course can be answered in both English and Finnish.

The price of the course is:

– 50 € for members of Audi HSS Sailing Center
– 250 € for non-members

If you decide to join us as a member after the weekend you can deduct the 200 € from the membership fee (normally 595 €). If you have any questions please send an email to sc@hss-segel.fi, we’d be happy to help you!

 

 

 

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Spring 2014 Lecture Series (free) – sign up now!

Jäiden sulamista odotellessa, Audi HSS Sailing Center järjestää neljä luentoa kevään 2014 aikana. Luennot pidetään pääsääntöisesti suomeksi, mutta kysymyksiä voi esittää myös englanniksi tai ruotsiksi. Luennot pidetään HSS:n klubihuoneella Liuskasaarella. Luennoitsijoina toimivat pitkäaikaiset valmentajamme Pasi Palmu ja Ville Väresmaa.

Luennot alkavat kello 18:00 ja kestävät noin kaksi tuntia.

Before the ice melts, Audi HSS Sailing Center organises four lectures during spring 2014. The lectures are mainly in Finnish, but you can ask questions also in English or Swedish. The lectures will be held at HSS club house on Liuskasaari. Lectures are held by our long time coaches Pasi Palmu and Ville Väresmaa.

Lectures start at 18:00 and last for about two hours.

  • 25.3.2014 – Rules – Fleet and Match Race and their differences. FB-event
  • 1.4.2014 – Tactics – Fleet Race start and on course. FB-event
  • 8.4.2014 – Tactics – Match Race start and on course. FB-event
  • 22.4.2014 – Trimming. FB-event

Spring Lecture Series 2013

The season 2013 starts in March when Audi HSS Sailing Center arranges together with NJK Match Race Center a series of lectures in racing rules of sailing and match racing. The lectures are free and open to everyone interested in the sport.
Scheduling:

19.3. – Sail trimming in Elliott 6m, 606 and J80 (HSS)
26.3. – Racing rules of sailing (HSS)
2.4. – An introduction to Match Race, tips for team building and competition arrangement basics (HSS)
9.4. – Pre-start tactics (NJK)
16.4. – Racing tactics – upwind, downwind and mark roundings (HSS)
23.4. – Penalties (NJK)
Register to the lectures here!
Organizers:

Audi HSS Sailing Center
Liuskasaari
www.sailingcenter.fi

NJK Match Race Center
Koivusaari
www.njk.fi/matchrace