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Recreational Sailing Short Courses

RYA Courses

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

Our internationally renowned training schemes steer 250,000 yacht sailors, powerboaters, small craft leisure boaters, windsurfers and canal boaters towards confident and successful boating every year.

So whether your end goal is to spend more quality down time on the water, to travel, to compete, to work, or to advance your career; there’s a course for you.

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.  South African Sailing (SAS) is the only body that South African Maritime Authorities (SAMSA) has authorised to issue Certificates of Competence for sailing boats.

Atlantic Yachting Sail & Power is an authorised SAS Sailing School.

SAMSA Courses

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

The objectives of the Authority are:

  • To ensure safety of life and property at sea;
  • To prevent and combat pollution from ships in the marine environment; and
  • To promote the Republic’s maritime interests.

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.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

RYA Courses

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

Our internationally renowned training schemes steer 250,000 yacht sailors, powerboaters, small craft leisure boaters, windsurfers and canal boaters towards confident and successful boating every year.

So whether your end goal is to spend more quality down time on the water, to travel, to compete, to work, or to advance your career; there’s a course for you.

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Start Yachting Course

If you are you curious to know what it feels like to sail on a yacht, like adventure or want to learn the basics to see if you want to do further sail training, then this course is for you.

Course Days

Includes Accommodation

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Competent Crew

This course introduces the complete beginner to cruising and teaches personal safety, seamanship and helmsman ship to the level required to be a useful member of the crew of a cruising yacht.

Course Days

Accommodation on board compulsory

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Day Skipper Shorebased Theory

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship.

Course Days

Excludes Accommodation

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Day Skipper Practical

This course is to teach pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht safely by day in tidal waters with which the student is familiar.

Course Days

Accommodation on board compulsory

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Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore Shorebased Theory

This is an advanced course in navigation and meteorology for candidates for the Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore Certificate. The syllabus makes some provision for the revision of subjects in the Day Skipper Course.

Course Days

Excludes Accommodation

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Coastal Skipper Practical

The aim of the course is to teach the skills and techniques required to skipper a cruising yacht (for the sail course) or motor cruiser (for motor course) of 7 meters to 15 meters  LWL, safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and night.

Course Days

Accommodation on board compulsory

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Coastal & Offshore Preparation + Exam

The aim of this course is to teach the skills and techniques required to skipper a cruising yacht (for the sail course) or motor cruiser (for the motor course), of 7mt – 15mt LOA, safely in coastal and offshore passages by day and night.

Course Days

Includes Accommodation

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Yachtmasters Ocean Theory / Sights / Oral

This course covers Celestial Navigation, Passage Planning and Meteorology. It assumes knowledge of coastal & offshore sailing plus navigation to Yachtmaster Offshore Shore based standard.

Course Days

Accommodation Included for Pratical but not Theory

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Power Boat Level 2

The aim it is to teach boat handling and seamanship in powerboats. The course may be conducted in a variety of boat types, both planing and the certificate issued will be endorsed to show the type(s) of boat in which the training took place.

Course Days

Excludes Accommodation

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Radar Course

The aim is to teach students to use small boat radar and assist decision making in collision avoidance, pilotage and navigation.

Course Days

Excludes Accommodation

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Diesel Engine Maintenance

The aim is to teach students how to maintain a Diesel Engine

Course Days

Excludes Accommodation

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Personal Watercraft (Jestski)

The aim it is to teach safety and handling skills whilst driving a jetski.

Course Days

Excludes Accommodation

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Marine Short Range Radio

This course, accompanied by the RYA VHF Handbook, will take you through the training at your own speed.

Online Course

Excludes Accommodation

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. South African Sailing (SAS) is the only body that South African Maritime Authorities (SAMSA) has authorised to issue Certificates of Competence for sailing boats.

Atlantic Yachting Sail & Power is an authorised SAS Sailing School.

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Day Skipper Combo

This course is aimed at all South African’s who would like to learn how to sail locally or who would like to hire a yacht overseas.

Course Days

Includes Accommodation

SAMSA Courses

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

The objectives of the Authority are:

  • To ensure safety of life and property at sea;
  • To prevent and combat pollution from ships in the marine environment; and
  • To promote the Republic’s maritime interests.

 

 

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Short Range Radio

Marine communications have been revolutionised by the Introduction of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

Course Days

Excludes Accommodation

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Skipper Licence - Under 9m Skipper Course

This license qualifies you for the National Day Skipper Certificate of Competence, which is issued by SAMSA.

Course Days

Excludes Accommodation

EXTRA Courses

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. 

 

 

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Super Yacht Training

Super Yacht Training is specifically aimed at equipping you with all the knowledge and information that you will need in order to secure yourself a job as a deckhand.

Course Days

Excludes Accommodation

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Mileage Building Trips

Ideal for candidates who need nautical miles to qualify for upgrading their sail qualifications to Yachtmaster Coastal, Yachtmaster Offshore or Ocean OR for sailing enthusiast who want to gain some sailing experience on longer trips along our coastline.

Course Days

Excludes Accommodation

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Steward/ess Training

Our Stewardess course gives you everything you need to start looking for work as a Stewardess or Steward . This is a great choice if you are new to the yachting industry and you want to learn about your role onboard a Super Yacht.

Course Days

Excludes Accommodation

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Food Safety Course

The Food Safety Course is a requirement for all food handlers, both preparing and serving (ie. Stewardess / Stewards, Chefs, Catering staff. This course will provide individuals with the knowledge of how to safely & hygienically store, handle, cook and serve food on-board.

Course Days

Excludes Accommodation

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AEC – Approved Engine Course

This course will teach you the cycle of operation regarding 2 stroke and 4 stroke diesel and petrol engines, their fuel, electrical, lubrication and cooling systems, the combustion process, power transmission and hull fittings.

Course Days

Excludes Accommodation

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MCA STCW 2010 (Standard of Training & Certification of Watch keepers)

Is a requirement to work on any commercial vessel at sea (Superyachts, Cruise Ships, Offshore vessels)

Course Days

Excludes Accommodation

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