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Welcome to Atlantic Yachting Sail & Power Training

Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Accredited Sailing School and an Authorised Agency of SAS (South African Sailing).

Langebaan Lagoon offers the only RYA accredited exam waters in South Africa.

We run courses throughout the year.

Super Yacht Career Courses

RYA/MCA Day Skipper to Yachtmaster & Steward/ess courses for those starting out in Super Yachting industry

Entry Level Courses

If you are looking for a job in the yachting industry for the first time, certain training courses are essential and others are highly desirable in the eyes of potential employers. We offer a range of entry level training courses. These courses are the minimum that one should look at completing – with the mind set of upgrading soon.

Intermediate Course

A vital ingredient to the successful smooth operations of any vessel, whether charter or private, is well trained crew. In order to obtain a crew position on deck – this course will put you ahead of the game.

Ideally one should aim to upgrading to a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore.

Advanced Course

We offer RYA/MCA Yachtmaster courses for those starting in yachting and all the required modules to reach the highest levels of professional yachting.

The RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Career Course is an all inclusive course from start to finish.
The RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Upgrade course is for those who have previous experience and are aiming to upgrade their license.

Short Courses | Recreational Sailing

From beginners to yacht masters – here is a course for you!

RYA Courses

Welcome to the world’s leading training programme for leisure and professional boaters.

SAS Courses

To skipper a sailing boat over 9 meters in South Africa you are required by law to hold an appropriate Certificate of Competence.

SAMSA Courses

The South African Maritime SafetyAuthority (SAMSA) was established on the 1st April 1998 under the SAMSA Act 5 of 1998.

Extra Course

Extra courses for those seeking to upskill themselves for the Super Yachting Industry which are attractive in the eye of a potential employee, or purely for recreational purposes.

Charter & Team Building

Our experienced and passionate skippers are ready to give you an experience that will have a lasting effect, be it for Charter or Team Building.

Skippered Yacht Charter

Looking for the ideal family holiday or just a couple of friends wanting an awesome experience…… why not charter a yacht?

Team Building

Team building refers to the process of enhancing teamwork and collaboration within a group of individuals working towards a common goal. It involves various activities, exercises, and strategies aimed at improving communication, trust, problem-solving, and overall team dynamics.

Student Feedback

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper commercially endorsed

A big thank you to these amazing people!! Atlantic Yachting Sail and Power it’s been an unforgettable journey. As well as to all the instructors. Wouldn’t of wanted it any different. It’s not just a sailing school, I would say it’s more like a family that you get very attached too. Gonna miss this place..

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore with commercial endorsement

Thanks so much for steering Hugo Davis-mason through the Offshore Yacht Master course over the last 6 months. He has grown from a boy to a man under your tutelage. Sailing from Capetown to Tortola over 40 days was the experience of a lifetime and has cemented his love of sailing. Without your company’s care and knowledge he would still be wondering which course to navigate in his life. I will highly recommend you to anyone looking for a challenge for their son or daughter to grow through adventure and discipline.

Competent Crew

Best Sailing school in the southern hemisphere! Thanks for making me feel at home and teaching me new skills. Will definitely come back in the future.

Competent Crew

Over exceeded my expectations of the course. Was worth every cent & cannot wait to book my/our next day skipper. Our instructor – a rare breed of seamanship with a natural talent for the sea, teaching and good humour – Steele.

I would take my family to sea with you any day. Thank you Atlantic Yachting

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore with commercial endorsement – Career Course

Such an incredible team! They go above and beyond to help their students. They’re readily available, always happy to help and have so much knowledge about sailing and the industry at large!

RYA Day Skipper- RYA Coastal Skipper – Career Course

Second time around 😉 Thank you to Hayley, Janine and Nicole for your patience and answering all the numerous questions and leading a guiding hand 😊To the Instructors for putting up with us students, haha. I would highly recommend Atlantic Yachting to anyone looking for a professional, organised, and well-structured Sailing School. I wish the team the best for any and all future endeavours.

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore with commercial endorsement – Career Course

I recently had the pleasure of taking a sailing course with Atlantic Yachting, and I must say, they exceeded my expectations. The school and its instructors were exceptional, providing me with an unforgettable experience. I have since recommended Atlantic Yachting to my friends, and I would certainly recommend them to anyone who is looking to take a sailing course. Overall, I had an amazing time and learned a lot, and I have Atlantic Yachting to thank for that.

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore with commercial endorsement – Career Course

Wonderful team, from management to the instructors. Welcoming and professional!
The accommodation is more than anyone can ask, few minutes walking from the school!
Nice fleet and wonderful place where to sail.
Wind is always blowing, and sea condition goes s from flat (in the lagoon for starting) to surfing 2/3mt swell in complete safety.
As a foreigner i never felt so at home!

RYA Yachtmaster with commercial endorsement – Career Course

The best Sailing school in the world trust me!

Truly an amazing place to go and learn all about sailing and explore the beautiful Atlantic Ocean!🙌🏻

RYA Yachtmaster with commercial endorsement – Career Course

Awesome school. Learned so much. Everyone and everything was amazing. Everyone in the office was always helpful and friendly, going out of their way to help in any way they could. The yachts and equipment are top notch, clean and safe, the crew house is lovely, and the instructors are awesome, again helpful, and very knowledgeable. Just a great place for yacht related qualifications.

Thanks again guys, been an awesome 8 weeks.

Competent Crew & Day Skipper – Recreational Sailing

I followed the “competent crew” and “day skipper” training over 3 weeks. Excellent school, of good level, the instructor was very competent, patient despite my average level in English… We repeat the gestures and instructions until perfect assimilation and execution. Higher level of education than anything I have experienced before in France, at a much cheaper rate. I definitely improved my level in sailing, in a friendly and festive atmosphere. The sailboats are very good, and the accommodation at the crew house is perfect.
I hope to come back to continue with the “coastal skipper” training. I recommend this school, especially if you are a beginner.

RYA Day Skipper Career Course

First class education and instructors have a vast knowledge on all topics. An excellent sailing school through and through.

I would just like to convey my utmost thanks to the Atlantic Yachting family. These past few weeks have been an eye-opening experience and have solidified my decision to pursue a career in the super yachting industry.

I would like to thank all the staff involved: Adrian, Hayley, Mike, Janine, Susan, Jan, Leslie and Blesswell; I am eternally grateful for all your hard work and kindness. I would further like to thank Chrisjan for being an exceptional lecturer and instructor – he is a rare breed, and I would gladly sail with him any day.

I will definitely recommend Atlantic Yachting to everyone I meet. I can safely say that I will be returning in the future.

Competent Crew & Day Skipper – Recreational Sailing

If you’re ever looking to realise a salty dream, you can’t ask for a better, more professional, fun and knowledgeable team than Atlantic Yachting Sail and Power! Can’t wait to sail with them again. I’ve done both competent crew and day skipper with them and already planning the next adventure (Coastal Skippers). The expertise that they provide has set me in good stead to hoist the sails and hit the ocean confidently and with ease. Thank you, Atlantic Yachting.

Competent Crew & Day Skipper – Recreational Sailing

Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, Value
These people bend over backwards to accommodate and help “students” achieve their goals. Both our courses Hayley and the team made great effort to help us with pre course preparation and even help arranging accommodation. Regular feedback on changes of dates (covid / weather related) to help planning our stay. Friendly helpful staff. Very well looked after boats with all safety aspects kept in mind.
Well done guys. See you soon for the next one. 😊

About Us

Passionate about sailing

Atlantic Yachting Sail and Power training was born out of a love for the ocean and a passion for sailing that our two like-minded partners share. They chose the pristine, shimmering waters of the Langebaan lagoon on the West Coast to base their school with the foresight that it is one of the few lagoons in South Africa that has tidal streams, essential when it comes to sail training.

Our Partners

Atlantic Yachting is an RYA (Royal Yachting Association) acredited sailing school and an authorised agency of SAS (South African Sailing). We offer professional sail training for local and international clients, with all international certificates accredited by the RYA and endorsed by the MCA, as well as local certificates accredited by SAS.

Both the RYA and SAS inspect us annually to ensure that we comply with their stringent standards, as well as with SAMSA's (South African Marine Safety Authority) Code of Practice for sail-training yachts. We take pride in offering you first-class training and sailing experiences.

Super Yacht Career Courses

RYA/MCA Day Skipper to Yachtmaster & Steward/ess courses for those starting out in Super Yachting industry

Short Courses | Recreational Sailing

From beginners to yacht masters – here is a course for you!