Profile P1, Profile P3, summer school

We learn to sail on the Limfjorden. Here we go sailing, practice racing and go on sailing trips to the Mediterranean. In autumn we are usually in Croatia (Profile 1), and in spring we are in Greece (Profile 3). Both places are great sailing areas, with many islands to explore.

Through the profile course, students learn to sail, navigate and have the opportunity to take a proficiency certificate to document their skills. One of the best things about sailing at Ranum Efterskole is the experience of sailing in your own boats with new friends, learning to work as a team and some also learning to lead the team.

The sailing starts in Denmark, where the temperature is ideal, and ends with a cruise to Croatia. Here, experienced skippers will introduce students to cruising, as well as Croatian history and culture. We will visit Krka National Park and Dalmatia's finest islands and towns, weather and wind permitting. Sailing in the fall will focus on both practical sailing in the school's 10 new Aira boats, theory of navigation, safety and cooperation on board, and planning a sailing trip. 

Practical seamanship: sail trim, compass steering, GPS navigation, knots, harbour and anchor manoeuvres, etc. Students are prepared to take the practical proficiency test after the voyage and are offered to take the theoretical proficiency test during the winter period. This will enable them to obtain a full Certificate of Competency. An important element in sailing is cooperation and communication in the crew, and therefore we work to form crews that complement and strengthen each other.

Boats in our fleet

  • 10 Aira 22
  • 1 Matcher 37
  • 2 RIB safety boats

The trip

1st period: We will be travelling to Croatia. In this period we are ready to get in the water from the beginning.
3rd period: Here we go to Greece. In this period we start with teaching theory, and first really get on the water on the journey itself and then on the fjord.

10+ Skills Sailing

Do you dream of exploring the world and the big blue ocean? Can you see yourself on the deck of your own boat, or perhaps on the bridge of a large container ship on its way from China to Denmark? Then you should choose this 10+ course! Besides sailing and navigation, there are many skills a sailor needs to possess. For example, you need to know about world weather and ocean currents, boat construction and repairs, sails and sail repairs, motor skills, survival at sea, radio communications, seamanship and much more.

You will learn how to get out into the world, either on your own or other people's sailing boats, as well as what training opportunities there are in the maritime professions. You'll find out how many opportunities there are and that it doesn't have to be difficult. You will have the opportunity to take a proficiency test, as well as obtain a Vhf radio certificate (SRC). The subject should be driven by your desire for adventure, and we'll make sure you have a year full of sailing at Ranum Efterskole.

At Ranum Efterskole we have experienced teachers who have sailed the world's oceans, and still do.

Read the "Boat Magazine" (Danish) article on maritime students at Ranum Efterskole


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Terms: Sailing at Ranum takes place based on the following safety instructions. Since the weather and water temperatures can be tricky this time of the year, it is important to wear waterproof and warm clothing (ideally sailing clothing, hat and a fleece jacket) as well as waterproof footwear (wellington boots) and sailing gloves (can be purchased from the school for 100,- DKK.) All students must complete a swim test cf. our safety instructions.

Self-payment 1st period: Price is not fixed yet (Previous price was about 4.500,- kr.)