Practical information

Arrival Time: for courses starting on a Saturday morning, Friday is our “meet and greet night” giving you a chance to meet your skipper and the rest of the crew. 

For Monday to Friday courses you can come down on a Sunday evening.

Accommodation: You will be accommodated on board one of our yachts for the whole course. We provide pillows and pillowcases but you will need to bring your own sleeping bags and towels. During the course you will visit different ports, harbors and marinas. Trondheim Marina at the end of the course. You can expect to spend at least one night on a buoy or at anchor and may not have access to shore power every night. You may find it useful to bring a 12-volt charger for charging phones. All our yachts sleep at least 6 people in double cabins although there will never be this number on board for a RYA training course. You will be expected to share a cabin or saloon with another student of the same sex.

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All-inclusive price: means that once you have booked your practical sailing course with us there are no hidden extra charges:

  • Berthing fees included
  • Free hire of wet weather gear
  • Evening meals provided during practical courses (except meet and greet night, and other shore night)
  • Pillow and pillow case provided, just bring your own sleeping bag and towel
  • Accommodation on board the yacht on all practical courses.

Meals: for 5 day practical courses you will receive three meals a day. Please bring your own favorite “treats” or shop for them when we go ashore as we cannot cater for everyone’s tastes.

A typical menu for the week might be:

  • Breakfast - bacon sandwiches / choice of cereals / toast and marmalade
  • Lunch – soup / sandwiches / salad and quiche/ pizza
  • Supper- spaghetti Bolognese / curry / chilli con carne / chicken masala

The evening meal will be provided during the practical aspect of the course – cooking on board is all part of the experience! On weekend courses you will purchase your own evening meal ashore.

School Principal

Johnny Holsy RYA YM Ocean Instructor

Johnny Holst is Principal of Midt-Norsk Sailing School AS and Senior instructor. As a RYA Yachtmaster Instructor he is well placed to advise students and help them choose the right training. He teaches many of the more advanced RYA sailing courses but will often be seen out on the water on a Start Yachting course  or teaching Day Skippers.


Johnny Holst holds RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, YMI and the Norwegian D5LA - Deck Officer Class 5 Pleasure Craft sertifikatet. He is an experienced cruiser and racing sailer. He has crossed the Atlantic, the Southern Ocean from Cape Town to Albany Australia, Northern Pacific from Qingdao to San Francisco USA, sailed Shetland Race and Skagerak Two Star, as well as large parts of the Norwegian coast.

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