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Pre-course requirements: None

Duration: 5 days

Course Content

During this essential introductory course, you will be introduced to the wonderful world of sailing!
The aim is to build a solid foundation in the correct procedures, including safety, seamanship, rope work helmsman-ship and sail trim that will equip you with all you need to be a competent crew member.
You will also be exposed to latest sailing terminology and learn many different approaches and techniques.

This includes:

  • Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails
  • Sails & Sail handling
  • Rope work
  • Anchoring
  • Helmsman ship
  • Fire precautions and fighting
  • Seamanship
  • Personal safety equipment
  • Basic Engine Checks
  • Man overboard
  • Emergency equipment
  • Manners and customs
  • Dinghies
  • Meteorology
  • Seasickness
  • General duties
  • Night Sailing
  • Living afloat
  • 100 nautical miles and 4-night hours

 

Fees: Please contact us for a list of fees.

 

Course fees include:

  • Meals and accommodation whilst on board
  • RYA Competent Crew Practical course completion certificate
  • RYA Personal Logbook

 

Contact us on +27 21 788 1009 or email skipper@yachtmaster.co.za if you would like to join the 14-16 Week RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Career package or for just this course

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