Children’s sailing school
EPS organises the very popular children’s sailing courses during the school summer holidays in Nuottaniemi. The children use either Optimist and Zoom8 dinghies, provided by EPS.
The children are taught getting their boat ready for sailing, starting off from the shore, the basics of sailing, and returning to shore. They will learn to use the rudder to steer and the sheet to adjust the sail, to tack (turn a boat’s head into and through the wind) and gybe (swing the sail across a following wind). The children are also taught basic things about navigation, such as identifying and understanding the meaning of seamarks.