Skills Development & Mileage Weeks

Experience required: Competent Crew Practical, RYA Day Skipper Theory, RYA Day Skipper Practical & preferably RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Theory & RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper Practical

The Skills Development & Mileage Practical weeks continue on from the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Practical and place the emphasis on practical navigational experience by visiting as many ports as possible, going in and out of harbours along the coast.
These 6 day live-aboard weeks give you the extra boat handling and skippering experience that you need in some of the most challenging conditions in the world. 
The courses runs from Monday to Saturday and takes place on one of the yachts sailing from either Yachtport, Saldanha Bay or from Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town

You can join for just 1 week of Skills and Mileage or continue your training consecutively for up to 6 weeks.  These Skills Development trips will take you along some of the most unspoilt and beautiful coastlines in South Africa, including both the wonders of the cold waters of the west coast and the temperate waters of the well-known east coast.  You will have the opportunity to gain all the mileage, sea time and night hours required for your RYA Yachtmaster™ Coastal or RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore Exams including days as the Skipper, 60 mile passages and 60 mile passages as the Skipper required for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Qualification.
All the mileage gained during these trips will be signed off in your Logbook.

Let us know exactly what pre-Examination requirements you are needing before you join the Mile-building Course so that we can ensure that you gain the necessary during the weeks aboard.
We can offer you the RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Week in addition to this course if you are short of 60 mile trips for RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore.
If you are planning on taking your RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper's Exam then you should please see our Upgrade to RYA Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Upgrade to RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore Pages.
The yachts moor in a different location each night, either on different types of moorings or at anchor.  Students will go ashore at least once a day at one of the local yacht clubs: Yachtport SA, Langebaan Yacht Club, Saldanha Bay Yacht Club or Royal Cape Yacht Club.

Course Content:

  • Passage planning
  • Preparation for sea
  • Pilotage
  • Passage making and ability as skipper
  • Yacht handling under power
  • Yacht handling under sail
  • Adverse weather conditions Emergency situations

Course Fees:

The 6 day Skills Development & Mileage Practical Course Fee is:
R  9 500
- Total Course Fees incl VAT (Payable to Yachtmaster Sailing School)

Included in the Course fees is:

  • All your training as listed above
  • Your Personal RYA Logbook
  • Use of RYA Reference Books and navigation equipment.
  • Exercise books for notes and sketches
  • During the 1 Practical Live-aboard Week on the Yachts, your Food, Accommodation & use of Wet Weather Gear is included

Recommended Additional 1 day Courses:

  • R 1 650 - RYA SRC Radio Course + £ 60 GBP RYA Fees for SRC Radio Certificate - RYA fees are paid Directly to the RYA in the UK via Credit Card (if you would like your RYA Radio Cert)
  • R 1 650 - RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
  • R 1 650 - RYA Radar

Course Dates:

  • 05 December 2016
  • 12 December 2016
  • 19 December 2016
  • 26 December 2016
  • 2 January 2017
  • 6 February 2017
  • 20 February 2017
  • 06 March 2017
  • 13 March 2017
  • 17 April 2017
  • 27 April 2017

Should the above dates not suit you, please contact us so we can try to accommodate you in a more convenient time frame.

Once you are up to Offshore standard and have all the required miles and passages, you can join the Exam Preparation week & RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Exam

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Terms and Conditions apply. We reserve the right to change course content, dates and prices.



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