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South African Sailing

Commercial RYA qualifications are the preferred qualification requirements and are recognized around the world. However, the South African Maritime Authority (SAMSA) doesn’t recognize the RYA qualifications if they are obtained in South Africa. It is therefore imperative that in order to captain a ship in SA waters that you obtain your SAS qualifications. We can arrange for you to take SAS examinations.

If you wish to do commercial work in South Africa then you will have to do a SAMSA Under 25 ton Commercial License Examination.

SAMSA Radio Exam

This course is a vital pre-certification for anyone wanting to obtain a SAS Day Skipper’s certification or higher. This course will equip you with both practical and theoretical knowledge to obtain your SRC certificate. It will focus on the radio procedures as prescribed by the GMDSS. The practical component of this course includes the use of Digital Selective Calling Techniques on actual radio sets.

Duration: 3 evenings or 1.5 days

Fees: R1870 course fee for 3 evenings or R2220 for 1.5 days (including R370 for SAMSA Registration and exam fees).

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