Boat Handling Course – Thursday, May 16, 2019

Sold by: Southern Ocean Co.

95,00  /person

This course is for people considering or owning yachts as a brush up or introduction to basic parking and maneuvering skills. We will go through the proper use of rovers, fenders, spring lines to useful knots and ways to tie up a yacht under different conditions and moorings. We also discuss different ropes, the right size of fenders as well as crew positioning and short hand parking.

You will have the possibility to go through the practical side of parking under the supervision of a professional.

If time allows we will also do other manoeuvres pre-parking and the strategies and preparations of approaching dockside as well as other useful practical tips.

This course is a four-hour package with a high degree of “hands on tutorial”.


  • Meet us at Valkosaari ferry at 16.00
  • Drills and manoeuvres
  • Final closure 19.00-20:00

Refreshments included.

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Information for participants


Helsinki, NJK Valkosaari, Thursday, May 16, 2019, 16:00 (4PM)


Helsinki, NJK Valkosaari, same evening 19:00 (7PM), event ends after debrief

Personal equipment

Proper cold weather clothing, remember that the Gulf of Finland is still chilly in May. Rain gear as appropriate, check the weather forecast.

Headgear, sun glasses and warm gloves

Sailing gloves

Information about s/y Eira

Eira is a 51 foot performance cruiser built by the famous Nautor shipyard in Pietarsaari, Finland. Designed by German Fres and launched in 1981, she is an icon of her era.

Length overall 15.62m / 51.25′
Beam 4.49m / 14.73′
Draft 2.70m / 8.9′
Displacement 18,000kg
Fuel 384l
Water 700l
Engine Perkins 82HP
Swan 51 pohjapiirustus
Swan 51 Eira interior

Saloon/dining area

Swan 61 Eira interior

Aft cabin