Learn sailing and boat handling in Norway

- or get the Norwegian Boat Licence in English

We arrange practical sailing courses and courses for the Norwegian Boat Licence for English-speaking people in Oslo. This is a great opportunity to widen your horizon and become a more competent seaman, sailor, skipper or crewmember.

Through a theoretical or practical course with Oslo Sailing School you'll learn about:

  • Principles for boat driving
  • Chart reading and navigation
  • How to operate an outboard motor
  • Anchoring, mooring, knots and more
  • General things about boats, equipment and safety
  • Rules and regulations at sea, international and Norwegian
  • How to manouver a boat in harbour (practical courses)
  • Practical sailing (on practical courses)

Check out the different courses in the menu to the left.

Certification - Boat Drivers License
To your information, Norway has the following rule:
A certificate is not required for operating a boat if you're born before 1980.
This applies to pleasure boats up to 15 metres of length.
If you're born in 1980 or later, a certificate/license is only required if the boat is longer than 8 metres or has more than 25 hp motor.
The mentioned license is valid for boats up to 15 metres and can be obtained by anyone above 16 years of age. The applicant has to pass a theoretical exam called "Båtførerprøven".

We offer courses leading up to this test in English, in our office in central Oslo.
For groups of 10 people or more, we can set up custom courses.

Next courses in English coming up 2023

Sailcourse for beginners:
16th and 17th of September
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Sailcourse Intermediate
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Sailcourse Advanced:
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Get the Boat Licence in November!
Weekend course 4th and 5th of November
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(Last updated 13th of August 2023)