Private sailing course

Private sailing course

Kvällssegling 6

Private sailing course

Do you want to learn how to sail on your own, with family and friends? Do you want to customise your own content? Then a private sailing course is for you!

This course begins by renting a boat with instructor and, in consultation with us, decide on the level with which you want to learn. We can offer sailing courses according to the general Swedish sailing course levels, or completely adapt the course according to your needs.

Who can attend the course?

Even if you have no experience whatsoever, we start from the basics and go from there.  Whichever skills and experience you already have, we can bring you to the next level at your own pace. The age limit for this course is 16 years.

Content of the course

Since all our boats are situated in the Stockholm archipelago, it’s simple and natural to practice archipelago sailing and navigation. Our boats, 35-36 feet, are each owned by our instructors and are safe, well equipped and fast yachts which make all of them fun and easy to sail.

If you wish to tailor your course to a specific goal, here are some examples:

  • Maybe you are a beginner without any experience and would like some guidance in how to take your boat out of the dock for the first time. Perhaps you also need someone to show you what all those lines and equipment are for and how to use them.
  • You might want to learn how to plan a safe route through the archipelago and how to find a natural harbour for the night according to weather forecasts and chart information.
  • Or you might want to focus on how to trim your sails so that you can get the most speed out of your boat.  Maybe you want to learn to hoist and use a spinnaker? Perhaps you want to learn to sail by night, navigating from lighthouses to buoys… Or maybe you just want to train safe manoeuvring in a harbour. It’s completely up to you!

The goal of this private course is that you will have accomplished what you wanted to learn with an experienced instructor by your side coaching you toward your goals,  giving you more encouragement to explore deeper into the art of sailing, thus learning more than you could have ever imagined!

How long does it take to learn how to sail?

It depends on the person – we are all different when it comes to learning – but generally, the first sailing course serves as an introduction to the tools and techniques of sailing. To get a broader understanding of sailing and to be able to safely handle a boat on your own you will need more time behind the tiller in various water and weather conditions. Nevertheless, after our first sailing course, you will be ready to start training on your own!

For a private sailing course for beginners, we recommend two days if you are two people. If you are a group of three or four, we recommend that you book three days. If you wish only a brief introduction to sailing, one day will do!

About our boats and skippers

When you take a course with Vind o Vatten you meet sailing instructors who are passionate about what they do, who instruct on their own boats and who nourish a close relationship with the Stockholm archipelago. You will be sailing a well equipped and comfortable boat sized about 35-36 feet. We provide wind- and waterproof clothing and comfortable life vests.

Our instructors are well educated and experienced – they have Ship’s Officer class VIII and have long experience from archipelago sailing, sail racing and off shore sailing. Since we sail our own boats, we know them well! 

Read more about our boats and skippers/instructors!

Accommodation and food

Our sailing courses take place in the daytime, which means that you will need to find accommodation overnight.  We will be happy to help you to find accommodations in Dalarö or in the nearby area, if you do not live in or around Stockholm.

You have the option of bringing your own lunch, or, you can pay an extra SEK 170 and we will arrange your lunch onboard through our local deli who is accustomed to catering to our guests. Coffee/tea and a snack is included for all guests.


Welcome aboard!

Booking information

Please contact us on the content and length of your course before you book.

The time frame is 9 am – 5 pm for one, two or three day courses, but if you wish to sail at other times we can adapt to your request.
Our instructors and boats are available from May to September.

SEK 7 995 per day (8 hours) for 2 persons
Price per additional person: SEK 925 per day

Included in the price:

  • Boat and instructor
  • Life jackets
  • Wind- and waterproof clothing and sailing gloves
  • Fuel
  • Time to practice – in the private sailing course we accept a maximum of 5 participants. This way you will each get enough time to practise on the chosen elements.

Not included:

  • You have the option of bringing your own lunch or we can order a lunch sallad from Dalarö Bakery at a price of approximately SEK 170/person. You can book this lunch directly with your skipper. 
  • If you want to take the exam for the Sailing Certificate (Seglarintyg), an extra SEK 350 is added for the examination. The certificate is registered in the “NFB Boat Certificate” app, which costs SEK 75 to download.  See more info here. To be paid by Swish or cash.
Private instructor on your own sailing boat

Private instructor on your own sailing boat

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Private instructor on your own sailing boat

To bring a private instructor/coach on board your own boat is a brilliant way for you and your family or friends to learn all you need to safely take your boat out on the water. Perhaps you just bought your very first boat and want to go through the basics? We will help you to check the rigging and advise you on how to safely manoeuvre and dock the boat, as well as how to put up the sails and discover the utmost of your boat’s sailing capacities. In short, we’re happy to help you get the most out of your boat!

Having a sail coach onboard can help to raise your competence to the next level. Maybe you need help when it comes to the tricky navigating in the archipelago? Or a course focusing on your spinnaker equipment? Or even a review of the boat prior to your first race?  We have award winning sailing instructors on our team who can come onboard your boat and teach you how to maximise your speed and trim.

We truly enjoy coaching in this personal way and because of the diversity of our team, we have the competence to help you with most any requests or challenges you might have!

Our coaches in Stockholm and their Areas of Competence

Birgitta Silfverhielm: Practical issues on board, spinnaker and code sails, long-distance sailing

Kim Silfving: Long-distance sailing, manoeuvring, spinnaker sailing, sail trimming and rig tuning

Ulrika Lewander: Cruising, manoeuvring and navigation for beginners and intermediates, with focus on relations onboard, sailing with family and sailing with dog

Anna Drougge: Sailing on a higher level – professional race training, modern sails, spinnaker, advanced sail and rig trimming

Thomas Bindzau: Most sailing techniques – cruising, racing, spinnaker training


Booking information


Available from April until October.
Your boat should be situated no further away than 150 km from Stockholm.

4 hours for 1-2 persons: SEK 3 695
6 hours for 1-2 persons: SEK 5 295
8 hours for 1-2 persons: SEK 6 895
2 days of 6 hours for 1-2 persons: SEK 9 995
2 days of 6 hours for 1-2 persons: SEK 13 295
Prices include 6% VAT.

Minimum booking is a 4 hour course. If your boat is further away than 100 km from Stockholm, the minimum is 6 hours per day.

Travel/gasoline cost for the coach is SEK 6.50/km.

Your boat must be insured and equipped for reducing the sail area in case of strong winds. 

You are always the responsible skipper on board, our coach is an advisor.


Fill out the contact form and we will connect you with one of our coaches. When the two of you have agreed on a time and place, we will send you a link for payment by credit card or Swish.

In the comment field, please state the type of boat and where it is moored, and what you would like to focus on during the coaching session. Also state three dates in order of preference.

For full terms and conditions, please read more here (most importantly no. 9).

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