Opiskelijan oma purjehdusseura
TRIP - Teekkaripurjehtijat ry

s/y FirsTrip

FirsTrip Österskär
FirsTrip moored to the side of the Österskär jetty during a long sail, photo: Patrik Eskelinen 2019

More familiarly known as First is the flagship of our club. The boat is in the club with the title of a coastal cruiser and it is used for the club’s long sails. First’s skipper is required to complete Coastal Skipper certificate. The boat was purchased in the autumn of 2018 and put into use in the 2019 season.

First 31.7
Finot Conq et Associés
Beneteau SA
Year of manufacturing
Acquired to the club
Sail number
Registration number
Radio call sign
VHF-marine radio number
Length overall boat LOA
Length at waterline LWL
9.50 m
8.80 m
3.23 m
1.90 m
14.50 m
Not measured
Weight (esitepaino)
Displacement (uppouma varustein)
Measured with gear
3750 kg
4915 kg
Not measured
LYS-mittaluku Keel Cast iron bulb 1025 kg
Yanmar 3YM20C (2007)
20.5 hv
Max X M @ X.X kn
Fuel tank
Diesel 57 l
1.5 l/h @ 2200rpm / x.x kn
3.2 l/h @ 3000rpm / x.x kn
Inspection class Life vests 3rd class
Everything else 2nd class
Sleeping berths For 6 people
Sail surface area Fresh water tanks 1x 170 l + spare canister
Sails NorthSails (main + G1, 2020)
Main sail 25.5 m²
Roller furling genoa 140% (A=29.31m²; I=12,09m; J=3.50m;  Nordac Radian NDR7.5)
Spinnaker (~65 m²)
Albatross spare sails (2007)
Mooring 2x Mooring ropes with quick locks and rubber springs
2x Long mooring lines
Stern line with springs
Running rope 50m
Anchors (bruce, grapnel, chain, sinking rope 50m)
7x Fenders
Electrics VHF (DSC-, GPS- and AIS-receiver), FM-radio
Ground power sockets 230VAC shuko, 2-battery system with ground power charging, Ground power cable, extension cable, adapter 12V cigarette lighter socket
Safety Boating life vests (50-70kg, 4×70-90kg, 90+kg, spare), 2x safety harnesses. First aid kit, 2x throw lines, life ring with indication light, emergency flare lights, air horn, power pliers, hacksaw, leak plugs, 1x manual bilge pump, fire extinguishers (2kg+6kg), 1x extinguishing blanket
Navigation Compass, log, sonar, wind vane, binoculars, search light, navigation triangle, nautical chart sets (A+B+C, Sweden, Estonia), harbour books, navigation lights, engine headlight, anchor light, day marks, radar reflector, chart plotter
Kitchen Gas stove and oven, pressurised water pump, plates, cups, cutlery, chopping board, pots and pans, dishwashing bowl, dining table
Comfort Webasto ThermoTop EVO 3900 heater (diesel, 2015), separate water-WC, septic tank, sleeping mattresses, indoor lighting
Maintenance and tools Tool box and spare parts box. Sail tape. Axe, frame saw. Bosun’s chair, boat hook, broom, deck brush, bucket. Spare impeller for engine, alternator belt
Other equipment Log book, Finnish flag with the logo of TRIP, courtesy flags (Sweden, Estonia, Latvia), spare diesel canister, spare gas container, spare engine oil, cleaning equipment, toilet paper

Diagram for location of equipment

Diagram is being updated (underneath is the old diagram for TripTonic in Finnish); basic principle = starboard side for boat equipment, port side for other equipment



Wind limits of the sails

This section for the wind limits of the sails of FirsTrip is being developed.

limits are already quite sporty and side weights are more than necessary. The choice is influenced by many factors, starting with the skills, alertness and fatigue of the crew, all the way to the development of the weather, the nature of the waves and the covertness of the sea area.

The properties of ElecTrip’s sails run out already before the storm readings. Those interested in storm and open sea sailing should check out Adlard Coles: Heavy Weather Sailing, which contains stories about storm sailing on oceans and a section on boat technology.


If you are unsure, choose the smaller sail option. If you need more speed -> estimate the development of the weather conditions -> cover given by land -> mood and alertness of the crew -> the space required by the sail change and other boat traffic -> if everything is OK -> increase sail surface area.

You can always stay at the port. Wait for favorable weather or come home by car. Report the situation and the next skipper will take it into account.


1. Loosen until the sail flutters. Tighten it a little.
2. Look at the sail.

3. In light wind conditions the sail can stay quite baggy. In heavier wind, hard-furled sails.
5. The top thread of the main sail is shy.
6. The bow is moved towards the side of the fluttering thread.

More on the topic in Finnish https://www.fe83.org/files/Purjeiden_trimmausta.pdf