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RYA Sailing School South Africa
Deck Rated / Day Skipper Package
Pre-requisites: No previous sailing experience is necessary. However a love for the ocean, travel and hard work is a must.
Duration: 28 Days.
Qualify For: The mimimum requirement of all the skills necessary to work in the Super Yachting Industry
Course Outline

Deck Rated / Day Skipper Package


This is an entry level course that offers you an effective way to gain employment as qualified a crew member (deck hand) aboard yachts of all sizes - including Super Yachts.
2 Oceans Maritime Academy has specifically designed this course in order to meet the growing demand for professional, well trained crew members to work on Super Yachts and luxury yachts.


To gain the skills and minimum experience needed to work as qualified crewmember (deckhand) on luxury sail or motor yachts. This includes being confident and competent in all aspects of crewing on both large and small vessels and to be aware of what is expected of you.

Full Course Outline

Training: RYA Competent Crew, RYA Day Skipper, Radio (SRC), First Aid, Fire Fighting, PSSR, RYA Power Boat Level II.

On the water:
Gain practical sailing experience in: sailing, crewing, navigating, watch-keeping, maintenance and seamanship skills.

On land: Learn the principals of boat handling, navigation, passage planning, rules of the “road” and SRC Radio. Not to mention: first aid, fire fighting, sea survival, super yacht training, care of vessel paintwork, glass fibre, varnish, repairs to sails, winch servicing, rope work, rigging, diesel engine maintenance and basic repairs.

on board is included in the following modules:
  • RYA Competent Crew

  • RYA Day Skipper theory

  • RYA Day Skipper practical

  • ICASA SRC Radio

  • RYA Power Boat Level II

Included in course fee:

  • Food during practical sailing modules only (Competent Crew, Day Skipper practical)

  • All RYA course completion certificates

  • Accommodation on board the yacht for the duration of the sailing and theory modules (Comp Crew, Day Skipper Theory, Day Skipper Practical, Power Boat Level II and SRC)

  • Mooring fees and use of yacht clubs

  • Use of tender

  • Fuel

  • RYA Course material


  • Transport to 2 Oceans Maritime Academy

  • RYA Sail Cruising Log book (R350.00)

  • R100 deposit for marine disk (gives you access to the Hout Bay Yacht Club and onto the Marina)

  • Exam fee for SRC radio qualification

  • Food money during shorebase courses (Day Skipper Theory, Radio SRC, Power Boat level II, and any weekend off)

  • Accommodation for the STCW 95 modules (11 days) . We can recommend the Hout Bay Backpackers which is across the road from us, they charge between R140.00 per night for a dorm room and R480 per night for a private room.

A typical Deck Rated course program:

1st week STCW 10

Mon – Fri: RYA Competent Crew

Sat – Sun: RYA Power Boat Level II

Mon – Fri: RYA Day Skipper theory

Sat: ICASA SRC Radio course and exam

Sun: Super Yacht training, CV’s, where to go and when, industry related advice

Mon – Fri: RYA Day Skipper Practical

The above course is the basic minimum you should do if you are serious about finding work in the Super Yacht Industry.