Night Navigation Course – August 7-9, 2020

Sold by: Southern Ocean Co.

380,00  /person

Ever tried to figure out how ships are moving at night based on their navigational lights? How does a watch keeping rota work? How about safety at night? How to do sail changes seamlessly in pitch dark?

All these questions and lots more will find their answers at our Night Navigation Course in October.

This course takes you far away from the usual classroom environment to a place where things actually matter and consequences can be dire for any mistake. Training in a live environment is crucial for people to understand the far leap between a controlled to a live situation with all variables that come with it. Here you learn to understand the true functions and measures to be taken for a safe passage, instead of just ticking of all the boxes what to buy to improve safety at the chandlers.

The main content of the course:

  • Basic night watch skills
  • Use of radar, AIS, EPIRB and the proper use of VHF
  • Man Over Board (MOB) training
  • Use of life raft – launch, storage and grab bag
  • Establishing a functioning watch rota and routines
  • Personal safety and consciousness of environment
  • Attitudes, policies, tradition and other perceptions
  • How to approach and enter a harbour at night



  • Friday at 19.00 leave Helsinki
  • Night sail I
  • Saturday at 12.00 arrival to port (new)
  • Saturday at 19.00 leave port
  • Night sail II
  • Sunday at 12.00 arrive to Helsinki

Price includes

  • full board
  • all personal safety gear
  • training as detailed above

Don’t forget to bring your passport!

8 in stock

  • Additional information

Information for participants


Helsinki, Valkosaari, Friday, August 5, 2020, 19:00 (7PM)


Helsinki, Valkosaari, Sunday, August 7, 2020, 12:00 (noon)

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
  • Passport (the stop-over harbor can be in Estonia which requires that everyone one entering has a passport)

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
s/y Eira navigation area

Navigation area

Swan 51 Eira interior

Saloon/dining area


Ships’s pentry

Swan 61 Eira interior

Aft cabin