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This is an entry level career package offers you the following skills which are Internationally recognised:

Pre-course requirements: None

Duration: 5 Weeks

Venue: Yachtmaster Sailing School classroom at Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town

Fees: Please request prices from our offices which include VAT and are Payable to Yachtmaster Sailing School.


Included in the Course fees are:

  • All your training material. For students (except RYA Competent Crew Practical) we provide you with a (returnable) handheld suitcase with all the necessary items you will need on course ie English language books such as RYA Training Almanac (Southern Hemisphere), South African List of Lights and Radio Signals, Symbols and Abbreviations used on South African Charts, International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs), Portland Plotter, divider and sharpener. We will also provide you with the following which you will be able to keep: RYA Logbook, Yachtmaster Sailing School pen, 72-page blank quad exercise book and blank almanac pages for theory.
  • Your own personal RYA Logbook.
  • Use of RYA Reference Books and navigation equipment
  • During the practical live-aboard courses ie RYA Competent Crew Practical and RYA Day Skipper Practical on the yachts, your food and accommodation (included whilst on board).
  • You will receive certificates for the RYA Competent Crew Practical, RYA Day Skipper Theory, RYA Day Skipper Practical, RYA Powerboat Level 2, Deckhand and STCW x 5.
  • The RYA SRC VHF Radio certificate will be forwarded to your personal address directly from the UK.

By special request, we will provide you with the use of wet weather gear (foulies). This needs to be returned to the school at the end of your program together with the handheld suitcase and all its contents.

We will also provide you an access card to the Royal Cape Yacht Club and ask for a R200 deposit when you arrive on the first classroom course.

Excluded & Extra Over the above fees:

  • £ 60 GBP – RYA Fees for SRC Radio Certificate. You would need to register for this course online and pay the RYA directly.
  • Accommodation in Cape Town during your off days and on-shore training.


This package includes the following modules:

Contact us on +27 21 788 1009 or email



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