Sport-Coastal Ship-Licence

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Dates, Prices and Booking



Uli Weber




September 19 to October 2nd, 2020

Sportküstenschifferschein SKS, Baltic Sea

This training sailing trip with concluding practical exam for the Sportküstenschifferschein (SKS) (sport-coastal ship-licence) has been part of the program at University Sports since 2007 and is aimed at all students who already had first experiences aboard a sea-going sailing yacht and wish to gain further valuable knowledge as they enter into the sport of yachting, particularly participants of the theory course in the winter. Due to good experiences and high demand we will in 2020 again be offering, in addition to the traditional trip in early summer, a trip in autumn, which due to the post-season charter prices will be even cheaper.

A high quality of training is our top priority. For this reason we will take the time during our two week trip to not only rack up the necessary miles, but also practice the manoeuvers required for the exam, ensuring that they can be safely performed by the entire crew. Additionally, we will learn how to apply in practice theoretical knowledge in navigation, seamanship, maritime law and weather. And last but not least we will also be teaching you how to organize and run a group sailing trip. So, we won’t be sailing “just for the credit”.

The Baltic Sea is the ideal area for the SKS training, as it’s not only right on the doorstep, but also offers a beautiful and varied landscape and plenty of characteristics valuable for practice: navigationally challenging waters, seamarks, commercial shipping and correspondingly beautiful light show at night.

The spring cruise will this time start and end in Heiligenhafen, where the exam will also take place. From the island of Fehmarn, we’ll have access to a very popular sailing area in the waters of the “western Baltic” and “Belt and Sound” including the “Danish south seas” (islands of Ærø, Langeland, Lolland, Falster, Møn and the Smålandsfarvandet) and the waters around Fyn.  

The autumn cruise starts and ends in Greifswald, while the exam will take place in Stralsund. Containing the Bay of Greifswald, Rügen, Bornholm (Denmark), Stettin Lagoon and Usedom, the sailing area may be less well known, but therefore all the more worthwhile for us to discover.


Saturday, May 30, to Friday, June 12, 2020. 14 days over Whitsun and Corpus Christi

Saturday, September 19, to Friday, October 2, 2020, 14 days in autumn.

Sailing Area

Baltic Sea


Heiligenhafen / Greifswald

Number of Participants



Bavaria 46 cruiser or Dufour 43, 4 cabins, 8 bunks (Saloon not occupied) with fully battened main sail, furling genoa, radar, complete navigation and safety equipment as well as certification by the Berufsgenossenschaft BG Verkehr


  • Accommodations on the yacht
  • Ship´s command and sailor instructor training by skilled skipper

The 300nm required for the exam are going to be covered and attested. Sailing at night is compulsory.


For participating in the practical Sport-Coastal Ship-Licence a sport boat license (sea) is required.


  • Board cash is filled up with around 180 Euros for meals, harbour dayage and diesel.
  • The price of the trip is 690€ in spring and 550€ in autumn, plus arrival, board cash and examination fees.


Until the middle of January, sign up is reserved for students and employees of RWTH Aachen University, after which it is also opened for guests.


To get to know each other and to organize the arrival, trip and exam a pre-meeting is scheduled. The exact date will be announced after the booking process and approximately 8 weeks before the trip.