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RYA Sailing School South Africa
Yachtmaster Coastal Package
Pre-requisites: No previous sailing experience is necessary. However a love for the ocean, travel and hard work is a must.
Duration: 34 days.
Qualify For: RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence
Modules / Certificates:
  • RYA Compentent Crew
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical
  • RYA Day Skipper Shorebased theory
  • RYA Powerboat Level II
  • RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster Theory
  • RYA Coastal Skipper Practical
  • RYA Exam Prep
  • RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence (if successful)
  • STCW 10' (first aid, fire fighting, PSSR)
  • ICASA Radio (SRC)
  • Book this course
  • R57,652.00
  • Full pricing details

    all RYA course completion certificates
    food during sailing practical modules only (Comp Crew, Day Skip Prac, Coastal Skip Prac, Prep)
    accommodation on board for the duration of the course (theory and practical sailing modules)
    berthing fees/mooring fees and use of yacht / tender
    course material from the UK

    food during 10 days of theory + weekends off
    accommodation during STCW 95 (9 days)
    RYA Sail Cruising Log book
    food during the STCW 95 modules (and weekends off)
    transport to 2 Oceans Maritime Academy

    RYA exam fees, which need to be paid directly to the RYA in the UK(£60.00 for the SRC radio license, £200.00 for the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal ticket, £32.00 for commercial endorsement, R350 for medical with a SAMSA approved doctor)

    Break down of Course Cost:

    RYA Sail Cruising Log book R350.00
    RYA Exam fees £262.00 (payable directly to the RYA in the UK)
    MCA ENG 1 Medical R1380.00 (by a approved MCA doctor)
    Academy of Maritime Medicine STCW 95 R5500.00 (payable directly on day 1 of course)
Course Outline


Overview: The 8 week course is similar to the 5 week gap year training course; however it takes aspiring sailors from an entry (novice) level all the way up to preparation for the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence exam.

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.

Aim: 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. Successful candidates will emerge with an internationally recognized RYA Yachtmaster Coastal ticket.

Who? This course is ideal if you:
  • have just left school
  • are taking a gap year
  • are wanting to travel and explore your horizons
  • are looking to make a career in the ever-growing Super Yachting industry
  • want to gain course completion certificates AND an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal COC.

Full Course Outline

Training: RYA Compentent Crew, RYA Day Skipper Theory, Radio (SRC),  RYA Day Skipper Practical, First Aid, Fire Fighting, PSSR, Power Boat Level II, RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster Theory, RYA Coastal Practical, RYA Exam Prep and the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence.

On the water: Gain practical 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, rope work, rigging, diesel engine maintenance and basic repairs.

A typical 7 Week course program:

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 Off

Mon- Fri : RYA Day Skipper practical

Sun: Off

Mon-Sat: RYA Coastal Yachtmaster Theory

Sat – Sun: Weekend off to study

Mon – Fri :RYA Coastal Skipper Practical

Sat-Sun: Weekend off

Mon-Fri:  RYA Exam Prep

Sat – Sun: Study 

Mon – Tues: RYA Yachtmaster Coastal exam with External RYA Examiner