The programme takes place in the tidal waters of Saldanha Bay and Langebaan Lagoon and includes advanced skippering and boat handling techniques in preparation for the Royal Yachting Association exams. It includes navigation, pilotage, man overboard recovery and overall confident yacht management skills.
2 Oceans Maritime Academy ensures that each and every one of our candidates is fully prepared and confident to complete the RYA/MCA practical exams. With an early appraisal of a candidate’s current performance and knowledge base, the instructor (a licensed Yachtmaster Instructor) will then structure the week to address any areas of potential weakness. The focus of this 5-day course is to ensure that candidates are well-positioned to successfully demonstrate a variety of skippering techniques to meet an examiner’s requirements.
Concentrated time is spent on MOB drills, boat handling under sail and power and commanding a yacht on passages during the day and at night. Other subjects include passage planning and weather, preparation and safety at sea, maintenance, navigation, pilotage and thorough knowledge of the international Collision Regulations.