KNS has a fleet of boats and boards that can be used by KNS members that have basic sailing skills. With our annual Boatpool membership fee boats can be booked for regatta sailing, training or leisure. Seasonal maintenance of the boats is included. The season is normally between April 1st and November 1st.
Our Boatpool members have access to more than just boats, they are a part of a sailors’ network where they also meet new crew members and friends.
The goal of the Boatpool arrangement is promote sailing broadly among our members. We also believe that boat ownership in the future will be more based on sharing than owning.
Boatpool members have the opportunity to form racing teams on their own as well as to participate in organized training and regatta sailing.
Members of the KNS Boatpool have the opportunity to represent KNS at regattas Internationally during the winter.
How to join
1. Joining KNS Boatpool is easy. Just register in the link under.
2. After you have registered send a e-mail til firstname.lastname@example.org for the J/70 and J/80 Boatpool, or to email@example.com for Dinghies and boards to schedule an introduction to the Boatpool.
You can join with your team (all team members must be member of KNS and have a Boatpool subscription), or you can join alone.
In 2021 we had 7 sailors who joined the J/70 boatpool alone. KNS will provide the contact information for other boatpool members so they can get in touch, find new teammates and plan training.
How it works
KNS Boatpool members must be registered before they can use boats or boards. Registration to the Boatpool requires an annual membership fee, KNS membership and basic sailing knowledge.
A general introduction program is provided to new users after registration. Thereafter, users are given access to use the boats and boards using KNS online booking system. A Boatpool Facebook group is established to promote exchange and discussions among Boatpool users.
Use the boats in regattas
The J/70 and the J/80 can be used in local regattas. To use the J/70 boats in regattas such as Grundig Sailing Cup and Kongens Serieseilaser, or the J/80 in Færderseilasen you just have to book the boat in the booking system.
It is also possible to use the boats in regattas outside of Oslo. Please contact Karl, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The keelboats are located in our Marina at Dronningen in Huk Aveny 1.
Dinghies and boards are located at KNS Seilsportsenter Ulabrand.
Boatpool Membership packages:
|J/70||KNS has a fleet of five J/70. Kr 5900,- / year – or 2950,- / season – 2023 includes: Free access to J70 boats Monday-Sunday. The boats can be used for training, regattas and leisure with other boatpool members. From friday-sunday boatpool members have free access to the three J80 boats. Boatpool members can bring guest that are not boatpool members. Boatpool members under 35 years of age, can for an extra annual fee of NOK 500,- become a member in our J70 League and Regatta Group and take part in their weekly practices and regattas. Regatta group|
|J/80||KNS has a fleet of three J/80. Kr 5000,- / year – or 2500,- / season – 2023 includes: From friday-sunday boatpool members have free access to the three J/80 boats. Boatpool members can bring guest that are not boatpool members.|
|Windsurfing & Dinghies||KNS has a fleet of eight RS Zest boats, four RS Quest Boats and 10 windsurfer boards for adults.|
Kr 4000,- / year – or 2000,- / season – 2023 includes: Free access to eight RS Zest boats, four RS Quest Boats and 10 windsurfer boards friday-sunday and sommer holiday with a few exemtions. All sailors need to be a KNS member, the only exemtion is on the RS Quest – where only the skipper must be a member. The boats are located in KNS Seilsportsenter Ulabrand
|Knarr||Knarr: The Norwegian Knarr club, in collaboration with KNS, has 2 knarr boats available for KNS sailors who want to try the Knarr class, an active one design class in Oslo. The boats are sailed with 2-3 people on board. The loan boats are in the Dronningen marina. Contact Lars Haugfoss, mob: 977 48 348 for more information.|