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Beginners Sail Course Tromsø

Pukka Travels

This tour is conducted by Pukka Travels. Imagine boarding a sailboat and navigating along magical glittering fjords surrounded by high mountains and beautiful nature.
Smelling the fresh winds from the sea and listening to the sounds of the seabirds flying along the water. Our Beginners' Sail Course in Tromsø is designed for outdoor lovers who dream of getting out on the waters to explore, enjoy and come close to nature in an eco-friendly way. No previous experience is required – we'll safely walk you through the basics steps that will get you going with your new hobby right away.

With a maximum of 6 participants, we gather in the Pukka Basecamp the first morning, from where we walk to the marina and the sailboat that will be our floating classroom for two days. During the first session, the boat will stay in the harbor as we go over the theory and safety aspects in the most practical way possible. You will learn about the different parts of a sailboat, how it interacts with the wind, how to read the winds, how to raise and lower the sails, navigation and basic rules onboard and some important sea safety information. In the first afternoon, we'll be setting sail outside the harbor for a few hours of practical training based on what we've learned.

During the second day on the boat, you will participate in the decision making on where to navigate based on weather conditions, and all participants get to fill the positions on board, such as Navigator, Skipper and Head Sail. Tromsø offers a large number of options on where to sail depending on the current conditions, and during days when there is either too much or too little wind, we may not be able to sail, but we will still practice boating while using the engine instead.

The region around Tromsø where the course takes place is breathtaking and full of fascinating wildlife, which means the entire experience will also be a nice sightseeing tour around some of northern Norway's finest marine areas.

Included: Safety gear, coffee, light lunch.

Please bring: Specific clothing – dress according to weather conditions.

Number of participants: 2 - 6

Level of difficulty: Easy

Departure time and place: Kirkegata 1, 9008 Tromsø at 9 AM (09:00).

Duration: 2 days of 7-8 hours each day.

Contact info provider: +47 99371010 /[email protected]
Address: Kirkegata 1, 9008 Tromsø
Phone: 4799371010