Helsingin Perinnepurjehtijat is an sail training association that is working together with Helsingin Purjelaivakonttori. Helsingin Purjelaivakonttori operates and charters ships, for example m/aux Astrid and m/aux Svanhild.
The idea of Helsingin Perinnepurjehtijat is to arrange sail training trips on traditional sailing ships and teach people the different skills needed to be crew on a sailing ship. Many of these skills, such as teamwork, sailing, maintenance of ships etc., have many uses also in other places than just on traditional sailing vessels. We also arrange voluntary maintenance work on the ships that Helsingin Purjelaivakonttori opetrates. As a reward for the volunteer work, we arrange different kind of sailing trips onboard ships Astrid and Svanhild. Helsingin Perinnepurjehtijat also has its own traditional sailing boat called storbåt Lyra.
Most of all we aim to make sailing trips that are fun and exciting experiences for everyone who is joining. No previous sailing experience is needed, we will teach you. Welcome!