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Pre-Course Requirements:

The Day Skipper Practical course assumes knowledge of the RYA Day Skipper Theory and Practical Experience to at least the level of an RYA Competent Crew with 100 nautical miles logged.

Training done at Royal Cape Yacht Club and Yachtport SA, Saldanha Bay
We provide the transport.
Accommodation on board from Monday morning until Friday afternoon, meals included in the price.

Scheduled dates for 2019-2020:
2-6 September 2019
9-13 September 2019
23-27 September 2019
7-11 October 2019
14-18 October 2019
21-25 October 2019
28 October – 1 November 2019
4-8 November 2019
11-15 November 2019
18-22 November 2019
25-29 November 2019
2-6 December 2019
9-13 December 2019
16-20 December 2019
26-30 December 2019
2-6 January 2020
7-11 January 2020
13-17 January 2020
20-24 January 2020
27-31 January 2020

Contact us to secure your place:
Tel: +27 21 788 1009
Mobile: +27 82 088 7186 (WhatsApp welcome – please include full name)
Email: skipper@yachtmaster.co.za

 

Please note we only take 5 students on board a practical course.

An early booking is essential.

During this course, you will learn to Skipper the boat and Manage crew. You will have the chance to put your navigational and skippering ability into practice. On board, the aim is to expose you to as many different situations as possible. This course is usually run in Saldanha Bay (tidal waters). However, we also run this course from the Royal Cape Yacht club in Cape Town.

We take a maximum of five students per course and transport is provided from Cape Town to Saldanha Bay in need.

This course is important in that it’s the first step and introduction to the amazing world of practical navigation, skippering and seamanship!

 

5 days living on board for the duration of the course

Training done at Royal Cape Yacht Club and Yachtport SA, Saldanha Bay
We provide the transport.
Accommodation on board from Monday morning until Friday afternoon, meals included in the price.

Contact us to secure your place:
Tel: +27 21 788 1009
Mobile: +27 82 088 7186 (WhatsApp welcome – please include full name)
Email: skipper@yachtmaster.co.za

Course Fees Include:

• Live-aboard the yacht during the practical week.
• 3 meals per day.
• Use of all your RYA Practical course materials & own logbook to keep
• The use of all our navigational equipment
• The use of foul weather (sailing) gear during your course upon request
• RYA / MCA Course Completion Certificate

 

On shore accommodation, transport and meals, before, during and after the course.

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This includes:
• Giving safety briefing
• Use of emergency equipment
• Engine checks and trouble shooting
• Learning how to be a skipper and manage the boat and crew
• Sail trim, handling and spinnaker work
• Maneuvering under power in confined spaces
• Maneuvering under sail in confined spaces
• Improved sailing and sail trim
• Motoring and sailing up to mooring buoys
• Anchoring
• Various berthing situations
• Man-over board recovery techniques
• Distress, safety and seamanship
• Night Sailing
• GPS and other electronic aids
• Navigation and Piloting techniques
• Meteorology and weather forecasting
• International Regulations for Preventing Collision at Sea
• Maintenance and repairs
• Man Overboard
• Distress
• 100 nautical miles and 4-night hours

Contact us on +27 21 788 1009 or email skipper@yachtmaster.co.za if you would like to join the 18 Week RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Career package or for just this course

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