Sailing school for English speakers

Hellerup Sailing Club doesn’t run sailing courses in English. All the same we often have English speakers attending our courses.

Syllabus and Prices

At HS sailing school we teach sailing without motors, and focus on safe boat-handling at sea and in harbour. The aim is for students to obtain the “Duelighedsbevis for fritidssejlere” (“Certificate of Sailing  Proficiency”). In 2019 the sailing school was certified by The Danish Sailing Union.

The course normally runs for two years, There are 2 winter and 2 summer courses. The first winter is “Seamanship and Rope work” (the course is not in english though the final test can be). The second winter is “Navigation and Rules at Sea” (if necessary the course can be in English). Summers are devoted to practical sailing (the language in general can be English, but sailing terms are taught in Danish). The sailing school may decide that one season of practical sailing is sufficient if students have significant prior sailing experience.

General information for example emails will usually be in Danish

Prices: SkoleFlow_Juni2019_english.pdf . You only pay for practical sailing if you get regular weekly lessons.

If you already have a “certificate of sailing proficiency”

You need not attend our sailing school to sail the boats own by the club. But before sailing any type of boat, you have to show, that you are able to handle the boat in question. Please contact the boatsmen.  You can find their email addresses via this link https://hellerupsejlklub.dk/index.php/da/sejl-klubbens-baade

If you need more sailing experience, you’re welcome to join our practical sailing course.

A place in the sailing school

How do you get a place in the sailing school? You have to be a member of Hellerup Sailing Club. You can become a member EITHER by filling out the application form on the club’s website https://hellerupsejlklub.dk/index.php/da/indmeldelse, and indicate your interest in the sailing schools course. OR you can visit the club office to fill out the application form and get more information. Office hours are Wednesdays 5-7pm. When you’ve become a member, please write to the sailing school Denne e-mail adresse bliver beskyttet mod spambots. Du skal have JavaScript aktiveret for at vise den. to ask to be assigned to the waiting list.

You may sign up for the school all year round, but aren’t necessarily guaranteed regular weekly lessons right away, as the school has limited capacity.

Is there a place for you in the sailing school? The best time to join the sailing school is Oct. 1st. The practical summer course is usually full shortly after the beginning of Oct., but a limited number of students take leave or quit, so there may be a few vacancies in April, when the practical sailing course begins. The winter courses are never full.

How to get regular weekly lessons? You should have

  1. paid the yearly fee (1700kr in 2019)
  2. paid for the course in practical sailing (2 x 600kr in 2019)
  3. taken part in winter maintenance of the boats (about 12hours in 2019)
  4. signed up for regular lessons. If you haven’t received an email by the beginning of April, please write to the sailing school Denne e-mail adresse bliver beskyttet mod spambots. Du skal have JavaScript aktiveret for at vise den..

What if you don’t get or want regular weekly lessons? You are always, as member of the club, very welcome to participate in sailing lessons, whenever there are vacant time slots. These lessons are FREE. 

Students who are unable to attend their weekly lesson are obliged to offer the lesson to others. Please write to the sailing school Denne e-mail adresse bliver beskyttet mod spambots. Du skal have JavaScript aktiveret for at vise den. if interested in the offered lessons, and you’ll get an invitation to a closed Facebook Group. Free time slots occur 5-10 times a week.

An alternative is just to show up at the club a little before 6pm Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays (meeting point is at the bottom of the indoor staircase to the 1st floor). There may often be space for you.

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