This is good training for the IYT Bareboat Skipper certificate and for those who want to take the boat on charter, but are not sure of their navigation skills and the ability to moor a yacht in all conditions.
We will start from Lappeenranta and sail along the skerries and islands to the Finnish capital. Finland is one of the most welcoming countries for yachtsmen, perhaps because every second family has its own boat here: sailing or motor, and the Finns love to relax on the water. On every even uninhabited island you can moor, and if not replenish supplies, then at least use the local barbecue :)
You will really enjoy nature, as it is difficult to overestimate such beautiful and complex coastline and landscape. For beginner yachtsmen, this is a great chance to practice navigation and learn a variety of mooring methods.
The weekly training program is packed. It can vary in complexity, depending on the crew. But in any case, it can be suitable for all levels:
* Yacht design and marine terminology in English and Russian. (So that you can talk to the charter company and understand the commands of a foreign skipper)
* Preparation for going to sea (check-in, an inspection of the yacht, purchase of products)
* Work on the deck (setting sails, changing sails)
* Work with the helm
* Planning of the crossing
* How to act in an emergency
* Mooring, anchoring
* What they don’t write in textbooks or Good marine practice.
from €580 / 8(8) days / 1pers.
Region: Lake Saimaa, Finland
Yacht: Bavaria 40 «Baron Brambeus»
Format: BSS, RCOS, ROFS, hard practice, relaxation and fishing in the evening.
Lappeenranta is a town with amazing natural beauty located in southern Finland in one of the most picturesque places in the world — Karelia. Finland is a country of contrasts. The change of seasons is very visible here, and after long polar night come long polar days.