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.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a RYA / MCA Day Skipper certificate of competence which is valid for use as a Master of yachts during daylight hours in category 5 waters (up to 20nm from home port) as well as your PYA Super Yacht Deck hand or Stewar/ess certificate.

Course content:


Super Yacht Deck Hand Course Fees:

R  25 500 - Yachtmaster Sailing Courses
R    7 900 - STCW
R    5 130 - Super Yacht Deckhand
R    4 160 - PBII
R 42 690 - Total Course Fees incl VAT (Payable to Yachtmaster Sailing School)

OR   Super Yacht Steward / ess Course Fees:

R  25 500 - Yachtmaster Sailing Courses
R    7 900 - STCW
R    7 250 - Super Yacht Steward / ess
R    4 160 - PBII
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
  • Your Personal RYA Logbook and RYA Theory packs
  • Use of RYA Reference Books and navigation equipment
  • Accommodation, food and use of Wet Weather Gear during the 2 Practical Live-aboard Weeks on the Yachts

Excluded fees:

Course Dates

  • 21 November 2016
  • 12 December 2016
  • 5 January 2017
  • 9 January 2017
  • 13 February 2017
  • 20 March 2017
  • 24 April 2017
  • 29 May 2017

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

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

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