About Us

Course for the Norwegian Boat Licence / Båtførerprøven in English

My name is Sven Hofgaard. I work as a teacher at Sollerudstranda school where I have for many years been part of the crew on the sailing ship “Dyrafjeld”. We teach the students in boat handling and boat licence curriculum and carry out several sailing trips during the year.

I have previously sailed as a skipper over the Atlantic to Brazil and the Caribbean and back. I have also been skipper on F / F «Bjørn Føyn» and the school boat «Hausten» at Soon Sjøskole.

I have a coastal skipper certificate for boats (D5) and “World Wide” for pleasure boats (D5LA) with valid safety course and health certificate for sailors. Currently sitting on the board of Vis sjøvett Oslo.

Since 2010 I have been running SvenMarinService, which offers boat licence courses and exams at Lysaker and in Ås. Good results on the exam (Over 95% passes on the first attempt) means that we can provide a course guarantee.

BliSkipper’s web course is based on my many years of experience as a teacher and lecturer.