GMSS Sailing School, Grisslehamn

Grisslehamn, Norrtälje

GMSS Sailing school has, since the early 1980 's, taught children to sail. We have weekly courses (Mon-Fri) at different levels. The requirement for all courses is 200 m swim in open water.

In the basic courses, students learn about the optimist dinghy and Topaz TAZ-dinghy, their various parts and how to launch and take up the skiffs. They also learn the four basic way of sailing: beam reach, tacking, broad reach and run. Security is very important at sea and students learn basic safety, easier emergency signals and how to turn a capsized dinghy. The course also includes seamanship; what it is, the give-way rules and useful knots. Children can take the basic courses from the year they turn 9 years old. The price is 2600 per week.

GMSS Sailing school also has courses for further development of the sailing art. The advanced courses build upon the basic courses and use larger dinghies, Tvåkronor, where, among other things, students learn to sail with headsail and trim the boat's sails.

The race courses build on students ' experiences and knowledge and in addition to sailing with spinnaker they learn the basic racing rules and practice racing.

Children can take advanced courses from the year they reach the age 12 and the race course from the year they turn 13. The price for the advanced course is 2600 and the racing course 2900.

GMSS Sailing school also offers courses for grown-up beginners who would learn to sail. We use the larger dinghy and participants learn basic sailing theory and practice in concentrated form during a weekend. Price: 2900.

Contact information

Gmss Gästhamn
Ekbacksvägen 8
764 56 Grisslehamn
Phone: +46-767650660


Opening hours

Basic courses runs through week 27 to 31. The advanced courses week 28 and 30, and the race courses week 29 and 31. The basic, advanced and race courses at the Sailing school starts daily 9:30 and ends 16:00. Courses for grown-ups starts at 17.00 on Friday and 9-17 Saturday and Sunday.


Contact details

GMSS Sailing School
Ekbacksvägen 8
764 56 Grisslehamn


From Stockholm with car drive E18 to Norrtälje and further to Grisslehamn via Älmsta. Bus 640 will take you from Östra Station (at the Royal Institute of Technology) to Norrtälje. There you change to bus 637 directly to Grisslehamn. Distance Stockholm - Grisslehamn is about 110 kilometers. From Uppsala by car drive through Almunge-Knutby-Edsbro-Söderbykarl-Älmsta. From Edsbro you can also drive through Häverödal towards Väddö high bridge at Trästa.