Our family sailing experience is for a family of maximum 2 adults and 2/3 children of minimum 7 years old. By selecting the date the standard time for the program will appear. In case you prefer another time on the same day or your family has more members than 5, do not hesitate to contact us through e-mail, phone or visit our website www.visitbjorkholm.com
Dinghy sailing is a fun sport and a great new skill the learn. Come to Björkholm in the Parainen archipelago to experience sailing for the first time and learn the basic sailing skills. Participants learn the essential sailing skills on shore on our simulator. After the theory lesson we go to open waters and you will experience sailing. During the sailing part of the program we use an Optimist for the children of the family for their first sea miles in a sailing boat. The parents can join in the motorboat.
The total program time is 2 hours. We will be 1-1,5 hours on the water during the program.The program is planned according to the M/S Viken ferry times. Participants are under the guidance of the instructor and change shifts on the boats during the sailing exercises.
Participants should have appropriate clothing, such as sport shoes, wind proof jacket, rain jacket, cap and sun block. It is likely you will get wet by entering or leaving the water. A pair of changing clothes is recommended.
The price is 95,- for a family. We consider a family has 2 adults and 2/3 children. The program includes the use of rental equipment and safety vests. The ferry to the island is free of charge.
This program will be given in English or Finnish. A Dutch speaking program on request.
Changes and cancellations
We reserve the right to change the experience start and end times according the ferry schedule and weather conditions. The experience can be cancelled or postponed to another day in case the wind conditions are not suitable or unsafe for sailing. In case the experience is cancelled due to weather conditions, the paid experience fee will be refunded fully.
Cancellations made by the participants within 24 hours before the starting time of the experience will not be refunded. Changing the date of the experience to a date in the same calendar year is free of charge. After changing the date a cancellation will not be refunded.