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The vessel is the Kuunari Helena, heading for Szczecin, Poland, with the aim of leaving as many other vessels behind as possible.

This adventure, aimed primarily at 15-25 year olds, offers the opportunity to learn essential sailing skills from steering and navigation to hoisting and trimming sails. 


Have you ever dreamed of sailing on a traditional sailing boat? And is the work week a bit exhausting?

Come and spend a weekend of wellness sailing in the wonderful late summer seascapes, sauna away the worries of the past week and enjoy a good meal. 


What does Loviisa and its surrounding islands look like? What about the historic forts on the islands? What is the traditional sailing ship Österstjärnan like?

Get the answers to these questions when you book yourself a place on this historical sailing event.


The island sailing on a traditional boat, which has been very popular in recent years, is back once again! The special features of the sailing include an overnight stay in an archipelago cottage on Brännskär Island, just a day's sail from Nauvo harbour. You won't want to miss this one-night trip!

Frequently asked questions about Snupu events

How do I use the service?

For answers to your questions about, visit the website,

Do I need previous experience? Can I come alone?

You don't need previous experience! Our basic idea is to learn by doing, so come along! Usually we have first-timers and people who have participated before. 

You can also come alone, as you'll meet other Snupus.

What is included in the price?

The price includes the sailing itself, meals on board and harbour fees. You pay for your own travel from home to the ship. Often the sauna is also paid for by Snupu, but this varies depending on the destination.

What kind of clothes and equipment are good?

You don't need any official sailing equipment or the latest technical solutions. It can get cold at sea, so bring warm clothes even in summer! The sweater is classic for a reason.


A change of clothes is also necessary, because even if you have sailing clothes on board, water can escape through the collar. Rubber boots will keep your toes dry, as waves can hit right up to the deck.


If you're going out in warm weather, sun protection and a headgear are essential. At sea, the sun reflects back off the surface of the water, and many people's skin is sunburnt.

In the dark, a headlamp with a red light is a must. With a red light, you won't disturb the helmsman's night vision, for example.


So bring gear that will keep you comfortable and warm or cope with the sun, this is not a fashion show!

What to bring on a sailing trip?

A sailing-specific equipment list will be provided with the sailing letter before the event. 

However, here is a sample list:

-a soft bag or backpack
-sleeping bag and pillowcase
-shoes suitable for being on board, such as sneakers, sandals or boots
-gloves suitable for handling ropes and also warm clothing
-a change of clothes and a second pair of shoes
- towel and personal hygiene items, medicines (including anti-nausea medicine if needed)
-sunglasses and sunscreen

What happens on a sailing event?

When you arrive on board, you'll be given your own bunk (or bed) to keep your belongings in during the journey. This is why a soft bag is recommended, as there is no storage space for a suitcase, for example. We will get ready for departure and go through a tour and safety briefing. We also often learn how to use the toilet, for example, because at sea we don't throw toilet paper in the toilet but in the trash. Possibly even before departure, we unload the groceries together. When the ship leaves the harbour, the atmosphere is eager and we start to think about when to hoist the sails.

There is a watch-keeping system, with each watch taking its turn at a given time. Together we cook, clean the boat and of course sail! On board, we talk about a watch, a stand-by watch and a free watch. Depending on the ship, there may also be a watch and a stand-by/free watch. This watch is often influenced by the decision of the captain and the length of the voyage, for example. The watch takes care of the deck work, i.e. steering the vessel and hoisting the sails. The stand-by/free watch may assist with deck work, but as a rule they are responsible for cooking and cleaning, depending on the daily schedule. Naturally, the duties change according to the watch rotation, so everyone does everything.

You don't need to know anything beforehand, sailing is a learning-by-doing experience. Welcome on board!

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