Sailing Training and Sailing Holidays in Norway                        info@butesail.com

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BUTESAIL  An RYA (Royal Yachting Association) recognised Training Centre provides a program  of Sail Training combined with a holiday aboard our Scanyacht 391 on the West Coast of Norway. The RYA sail training scheme is accepted worldwide offering; Start Yachting, Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper Certificates, which are accepted for charter worldwide. Our program caters for individuals and families alike.  All are welcome. In addition we offer Course / Cruising which provides an opportunity to explore some of majestic Norwegian coast line plus Sail Trail, an opportunity to combine Sailing with Trailing (walking / hiking). In the winter we offer a program of RYA Shorebased Navigation courses in the comfort of  The Turner House.

                                              Program 2022

Weekend Start Yachting Course  

Start Yachting provides an introduction to sailing on a yacht for newcomers. Covering the basic skills needed for crew members plus the experience of living and working on board a yacht. A further 3 day course results in an RYA Competent Crew certification.

View the Start Yachting Syllabus here

From Askvoll                                                    15th - 17th July,                       Cost kr.  2950,-       

Meeting Friday evening in Askvoll, where we will cover basic navigation, sleeping on the yacht overnight. Saturday, after breakfast on board, we will sail to either Vaerlandet, Svanøy or Florø learning the basics of sailing and navigating an offshore yacht.  Sunday, we will sail back to Askvoll arriving there mid afternoon. Breakfast and lunch included.

RYA Competent Crew / Day Skipper Course / Coastal Skipper

From Bergen to Florø                        8th - 12th August                       Cost kr. 6750,-         Monday - Friday

Florø - Florø / Askvoll                      13th - 17th August                       Cost kr. 6750,-        Saturday - Wednesday

A 5 day Practical Sailing Course on board our Scanyacht 391 Offshore Yacht, the first incorporating a cruise from Bergen to Florø. During which, you will learn all the aspects of sailing including boat handling, berthing, MOB, sail handling and sail trim, navigation, pilotage, seamanship, safety, ropework and of course living and working on board. Accommodation is available on board or at the Turner House, the night after your course.

Competent Crew A 5 day course suitable for newcomers to sailing - resulting in the ability to act as crew on a yacht

View the Competent Crew syllabus here

Day Skipper A 5 day course for those with some experience, wishing to move to Day Skipper level - resulting in the ability to skipper a yacht from your home port on a day basis.

view the Day skipper syllabus here

Coastal Skipper A 5 day course for those at Day Skipper level wishing to move to Coastal Skipper level - resulting in the ability to skipper a yacht on coastal passages to unfamiliar ports along unfamiliar routes.

view the Coastal skipper syllabus here


Corona Virus - Participants must comply with current Norwegian national requirements

You will be living, sleeping and eating on board during the course , so it is paramount everyone is healthy at the outset and maintain good personal hygiene throughout.

RYA Certificates are issued on satisfactory course completion

Afloat costs include meals except any taken ashore,  Bedding provided,  RYA Courses may be incorporated with our cruises at a small extra cost