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Sailing Season 2016 kicks off at the Center

Why is it worth spending time in a country with practically no sunlight for half of the year? Because you can spend the other half of the year sailing! (Well. We did sail during the winter too. Evidence here. But you know what we mean.) May is around the corner and this means that the new season is beginning at the Sailing Center!

Training schedule in summer 2016

There will be three different types of training at the Center this summer:

Monday: Laser 16 training from beginner level onwards (first training May 2)

Tuesday: Joint L16 & 606 fleet race training for more advanced sailors (first training May 3)

Thursday: Match race training with Elliotts (first training May 12)

The Monday and Tuesday trainings will be focused on boat handling, maneuvers and fleet race tactics. The Thursday trainings will be focusing on match racing tactics and teamwork.

Races and competitions for all levels

Wednesday races at the club level at HSS will be running again this summer. This is a great opportunity to join other boats of the club in a friendly fleet race. All sailing center boat classes are welcome and encouraged to participate. Also, volunteering to help organize the Wednesday races is a great way to learn more about sail racing.

Last season, Friday fun races were also organized by SC volunteers to end the week with a relaxed race and after-sail. That tradition will be probably continued this season too!

Teams from the Sailing Center will be participating in many other races throughout the season organized at HSS, throughout Finland and further abroad. There is also a match race Center Cup in planning for this season, so plenty of opportunities in both fleet and match racing for sailors of all levels!

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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