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RYA Sailing School South Africa
Yachtmaster Ocean package
Pre-requisites: No previous sailing experience is necessary. However a love for the ocean, travel and hard work is a must.
Duration: 14 Weeks
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Course Outline

Yachtmaster Ocean Package

Overview: This course provides those with no/minimal experience with the practical and theoretical experience and preparation required in order to gain a commercially endorsed RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate. It is a fast and effective way to enter the industry on vessels under 24m or for those who need to gain a skipper’s qualification to skipper their own yacht.

On successful completion you will be able to work on a variety of sailing yachts as a: charter skipper, flotilla skipper, corporate day sailing, cruising instructor, delivery skipper or first mate.

2 Oceans Maritime Academy sailing school 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: The aim of this course is for those who are serious about a career in yachting and are seeking the best opportunities in order to gain the skills and qualifications required for employment in flotilla, charter, deliveries and instruction.

Who: This course is ideal if you:
  • have just left school
  • are wanting to travel and explore your horizons
  • if you are looking to make a career in the ever-growing Super Yachting industry
  • or own/will own your own boat one day.

Benefits: This course is designed and specifically focused on preparing you for:
  • Work on vessels up to 24m in length.
  • The course includes everything you need to obtain for the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence (COC).
  • You will gain substantial sea experience aboard our 42" yachts.
  • 2,500 miles of practical sailing experience along the South African coast line which is known to be some of the toughest sailing in the world. If you can sail in these waters you can sail any where in the world.


RYA Day Skipper Theory, RYA Day Skipper Practical, RYA Costal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory, RYA Coastal Skipper Practical, Mileage along the South African Coastline, RYA Exam Prep, ICASA Radio (SRC), STCW 10, RYA PB2

On the water: Gain practical experience in, sailing, crewing, navigating, watch keeping, maintenance and seamanship skills. Including:
  • 60 Days afloat
  • A minimum of 2500 nautical miles, and practical experience
  • Close quarters handling under power and sail
  • Skippering and command skills
  • Pilotage by day and night
  • Sail setting
  • Meteorlogy
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.