The Odyssey is a comprehensive 5-month programme that takes candidates from an entry-level Competent Crew status all the way to Yachtmaster Ocean – 200-ton unlimited commercial license.
Structured to suit novices and experienced sailors alike, the first 5 weeks of the programme is a foundation phase comprising alternating weeks of shore-based theory and a week of practical sailing.
The Foundation Phase consists of RYA Competent Crew, RYA Day Skipper Theory, RYA Day Skipper Practical, RYA Yachtmaster Theory, RYA Yachtmaster Practical and RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory, RYA Short Range Radio Certificate and Power Boat Level II.
This is followed by preparation and an approximately 2-month mileage trip either to Rio (in January) or Madagascar (in June), returning to Cape Town.
The Odyssey not only gives candidates sufficient confidence and experience to sit the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore assessment, and the RYA Ocean Oral exam, it also offers incredible offshore sailing and is a truly life-changing experience.