Find your flow
It's difficult to set words to how wonderful it is to sail, but we shall try. The ocean is unendingly vast and wild, and sun rise is like you have never thought possible. You can go where ever you want, without useing even a drop of fuel. Ocean and wind, freedom.
The sailing course at Fosen does some of the most extreme activites that any of the folk high schools in Norway do: students and teachers sail to and back to the Lofoten islands in our own hand-made sailboat, which has no engine to save us! 800 nautical miles, along Norway's most beautiful coast. If you want an experience you will remember for the rest of your life, this is the trip for you.
Many students go further with sailing later in life, in all kinds of boats. The viking style boats have a particular atmosphere that some find addicting. Many skippers and crewmen on viking ships around the area have gone on the sailing line at Fosen. Draken, Havhingsten, Saga Oseberg, and Lofotr are some examples. They too are Fosen-Folk.
This year on the sailing course will deal with so much about the common use of boats, such as rowing, fishing, navigating, maintainance, knots, and understanding weather. Can you tell what the weather will be like today from the kinds of clouds floating in the sky? Here you can learn from the master, Kjetil. Before the Lofoten expedition you will have many trips big and small in the waters around Trøndelag.
School Year 2017/2018
This will be a special year for Sailing, a whole 6 students from last year will be joining you this year- which shows just how alluring this course is to those who cannot take it. And there is still room for you...
We have big and small boats from 8 to 42 feet (Danish feet) long. All were build at the school by the Boat Builders. It is mainly open boats without engines, with square rigging as on a viking ship. Here you can see some of those we have. Number three from the left is named Skårungen and we use here the most.
- Big and small boats
- Safe and calm waters for sailing on your own with friends
- Trøndelag's fantastic archipelego
- Healthy and educational weather conditions (which is a euphamism for infamously terrible weather)
- Boat building and ropemaking equipment
Some of the things you will need in the course of the year on Sailing. Bring what you have, and anything else can be obtained once you get to school.
- Wind-proof jacket and pants
- Rubber boots
- Sleeping bag and pad
- Thick WOOL sweater and long underwear
- Hat and mittens (not gloves, but bring those too if you have them)
- Plate, cup, and utensils