5 Week RYA Super Yacht Gap Year

No Previous Experience required

The 5 week RYA Super Yacht Gap Year including the Deckhand or Steward /ess modules gives you a Broad Range of Sailing and Super Yachting Certificates which are currently considered the absolute minimum requirement for the budding sailor to enter the breathtaking world of the Sailing and Super / Mega Yacht Industries.

Our 5 Week Gap Year Course is Specially Designed to take you from the beginning at Competent Crew, with no sailing experience, to an accomplished sailor holding your internationally recognised, RYA/MCA Day Skipper Certificate (including the RYA/MCA Radio, Diesel Engine and Radar), your  RYA /MCA Power Boat Level II, Super Yacht Deck Hand or Steward/ess Certificates and your STCW'95 Safety Certificates giving you a Diverse number of Qualifications with which to enter the Professional Yachting Industry.

These highly sought after Certificates are a Great Foundation on which to build your Yachting Career!  These Qualifications will allow you a position as a Deckhand or Stewardess on a charter or Super Yacht anywhere in the world.

If you are looking at a Career in the Super Yachting Industry, then you should do the consider the 8 week RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Career Course & if you add the Super Yacht Deckhand module, the 8 week RYA Yachtmaster Coastal becomes the 9 week Super Yacht Deckhand Course.

The difference between the 5 week Super Yacht & RYA Gap Year Course and the 9 week Super Yacht Deckhand Course (8 week RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Course with Super Yacht Deckhand module), is a further 4 weeks of RYA Theory and Practical Sail Training taking you from RYA Day Skipper level of sailing reached in the Gap Year Course, to RYA Yachtmaster Coastal level of sailing.

This course results in the

Qualified PYA Super Yacht Deck Hand or Steward / ess and STCW Safety Certificates

With an RYA Day Skipper Certificate under Sail Valid for use as a Skipper of a Yacht during Daylight Hours

In Category 5 Waters (20 Nautical Miles) from Home Port

You will receive the following Certificates and
These are Included in the Course fees:

You will receive Theoretical and Practical Training in

  • the use of Chartplotters and GPS for Navigation
  • the use of Radar, MARPA and AIS for Collision Avoidance
  • the use of Radar for Navigation
  • Basic Seamanship
  • Basic Helmsmanship
  • Nautical Terms
  • the roles of a Deck Hand or Steward/ess on Board

You also receive valuable Exposure to:

  • Advanced Yacht Care
  • Engine Protection
  • Propellers and Shafts
  • Electrical & Plumbing for Yachts
  • Ropes, Rope-work
  • Rigging
  • Sails and Care of Sails
  • Spinnakers & use of Full Suit of Sails

Includes PYA Super Yacht Deckhand Syllabus: 

Introduction into the Industry
Deck Maintenance Skills
General Deck Hand Duties

OR   Includes PYA Steward/ess Syllabus:

Introduction into the Industry
Professional etiquette in communication, Professional Decorum and Social Skills
General Stewardess Duties

ENG 1 Medical - Doctor's Appointment:

This medical certificate is necessary to work in the industry and you should complete this examination well before starting the course to avoid great disappointment if you are not medically fit for duty.
This medical is not included in our course fees.
For more information on ENG1 Medical Click Here.

Course Dates

28 April 2016 - (20% Discount - Total Course fees R38 590 Deckhand &  R40 560 Steward/ess)
09 May 2016  - (20% Discount - Total Course fees R38 590 Deckhand &  R40 560 Steward/ess)
19 May 2016  - (20% Discount - Total Course fees R38 590 Deckhand &  R40 560 Steward/ess)
30 May 2016 - (20% Discount - Total Course fees R38 590 Deckhand &  R40 560 Steward/ess) 
23 June 2016  - (20% Discount - Total Course fees R38 590 Deckhand &  R40 560 Steward/ess)
04 July 2016 - (20% Discount - Total Course fees R38 590 Deckhand &  R40 560 Steward/ess)
28 July 2016 - (20% Discount - Total Course fees R38 590 Deckhand &  R40 560 Steward/ess)
08 August 2016 - (20% Discount - Total Course fees R38 590 Deckhand &  R40 460 Steward/ess)
02 September 2016 - (20% Discount - Total Course fees R38 590 Deckhand &  R40 560 Steward/ess)
12 September 2016 - (20% Discount - Total Course fees R38 590 Deckhand &  R40 560 Steward/ess)
06 October 2016
17 October 2016
10 November 2016
21 November 2016
26 December 2016

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

Course Fees of Super Yacht Deck Hand Course Fees:
Included:

R  25 500 - Yachtmaster Sailing Course Fees (RYA Day Skipper including RYA Radio & Diesel)
R    7 900 - STCW Course Fees
R    5 130 - Super Yacht Deckhand Course Fees
R    4 160 - PBII Course Fees
R 42 690 - Total Course Fees incl VAT (Payable to Yachtmaster Sailing School)

OR   Super Yacht Steward / ess Course Fees:
Included:

R  25 500 - Yachtmaster Sailing Course Fees (RYA Day Skipper including RYA Radio & Diesel)
R    7 900 - STCW Course Fees
R    7 250 - Super Yacht Steward / ess Course Fees
R    4 160 - PBII Course Fees
R 44 810 - Total Course Fees incl VAT (Payable to Yachtmaster Sailing School) 

Included in the Course fees is:

  • All your training and Certificates as listed above including RYA SRC Radio and Diesel
  • Your Personal RYA Logbook and RYA Theory packs
  • Use of RYA Reference Books and navigation equipment.
  • During the 2 Practical Live-aboard Weeks on the Yachts, your Food, Accommodation & use of Wet Weather Gear is included

Excluded & Extra Over the above fees:

  • R 1 800        ENG1 Medical Examination fee payable to the Doctor
  • RYA Fees are payable direct to RYA
    • £   60     GBP    RYA fees for SRC Radio Certificate
  • Accommodation in Cape Town
    During the 3 Theory Weeks, 32 Nights Accommodation On-shore is required in Cape Town.
    We can arrange a Backpacker at about R250 per night
    Food and Transport is not included

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

Furthering your Qualifications:

Once you have completed the 5 Week Course you can further your Sail Qualification at any time with our Upgrade to RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Course which will enable you to gain your RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate with Commercial Endorsement which is one of the most desired qualifications in the Yachting Industry.

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