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Individual RYA courses


We offer world-class courses ranging from RYA Competent Crew Practical to RYA Yachtmaster Ocean.


Recreational and / or Sailing Training Career Courses and Packages


Excellence in Sail Training!

Start a career in the yachting or super yachting industry, sail around the world, offering yacht deliveries, charter a yacht in the Mediterranean/Caribbean,  or simply just learn to sail.

Yachtmaster Ocean Sailing School will ensure that you get the best sail training available and that you have a great time while doing it!

Join us in Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities and premiere sailing destinations, where we operate under the iconic Table Mountain at the Royal Cape Yacht Club and Langebaan lagoon and along the Cape West Coast.

Why choose Yachtmaster?

We offer you excellent instruction on fully equipped training yachts in a magnificent sailing environment. Our Instructors are carefully chosen for their qualities of care and diligence, sailing ability and patience.

Yachtmaster Ocean Sailing School is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised training establishment and our RYA certificates of competence are endorsed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) of the United Kingdom.
These certificates are the benchmark for employment in the yachting and super yachting industries.

We will train you under sail from zero experience, all the way through to the ultimate goal of being an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Skipper (Unlimited) – Valid for use as Master of Yachts up to 200gt.


We offer the following:

  • RYA Competent Crew Practical
  • RYA Day Skipper Theory
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical
  • RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Theory
  • RYA Coastal Practical
  • RYA SRC VHF Radio
  • RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
  • RYA Radar
  • Mile Building trip to gain mileage for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, includes Skills Development
  • Prep and RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Practical Exams


Amazing instructors that stand by you till the end !


Best school for yachting courses I have ever been to!!


The Boats and Equipment were in great condition. Instructors did a fantastic job !!


3 Week day skipper course. Great time with good instructors this is the best school in South Africa!!!


These guys are amazing!! Definitely one of the better sailing schools out there.


The instructors knowledge and professionalism far exceeded my expectations. Definitely the best choice in sail training!!

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