Our 5 month Fast Track To RYA Yachtmaster Ocean
Package. Choose between the Atlantic or Indian
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.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: STCW COURSES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN OUR COURSE FEES & ACCOMMODATION DURING THEORY WEEK IS FOR YOUR OWN COST.
East to West Crossing – inspired by the Clipper ship trade routes, the Adventure routing will follow the trade winds making for stunning downwind sailing: sunny skies, warm breezes and big spinnakers.
West to East Crossing – inspired by the Whitbread/Volvo Ocean race which sails around the bottom of the South Atlantic High (renowned as a 24 hour record breaking route). This route makes for challenging but fast and exhilarating sailing. Not for the fainthearted.
The Indian Ocean Odyssey consist of 2 routes. The Cape Town to Madagascar route explores the Southern African East Coast, famous for it’s challenging sailing conditions. On the return route you’ll be enjoying the trade winds of the Mozambique Channel, and then routing back to Cape Town along the Wild Coast.