Every year, 163 students live and learn at Hou Maritime Idrætsefterskole (HMI). They only go home at the weekends – and only if they want to. HMI, as the name reveals, is a boarding school with a wide range of exciting opportunities. Where HMI stands out from most boarding schools in Denmark, is in its sailing programme. Every student at HMI gets to choose between four different main lines of study, one being sailing. During this programme, students are taught how to maintain a boat, navigate, do boat racing and much more.