8 Week RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Coastal

No Previous Experience required

There is a lot of competition for jobs in the Professional Yachting Industry and the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence is currently being considered the minimum requirement for the student starting a Professional Yachting Career or for Private Yachting.

This course is the foundation of your Career in the Yachting Industry, and may be upgraded to RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Offshore and on to the RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Ocean qualification.

The Super Yacht Deck Hand module can be added after your course, making it the 9 week Super Yacht Deckhand Course.

Our school's twenty three years experience will ensure that you get the best training available under safe conditions and have fun doing it.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a commercially endorsed RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Coastal certificate of competence which is valid for use as a Master of yachts up to 24m in length in category 3 waters (up to 20nm from a safe haven).

Course content:

The Course outline

  • 600 Miles of thorough Sail Training on board our fully equipped 12 metre Yachts
  • Initial training will be in sheltered Saldanha Bay and Langebaan Lagoon which offers all the complexity needed for thorough training in theory and practice.
  • Then you will do several short and medium distance passages along the challenging South African coast to develop your knowledge and ability in both Traditional and Electronic Coastal Navigation and Command Skills.
  • In between, if time allows, there is racing in our Flying Fifteen Keelboats to add excitement and competition to your sailing skills development. 
  • By the time you do your RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Examination you will be a reasonably competent Skipper.
  • With hard work and determination you should be ready to take your RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Examination.
  • It may be necessary to do one or more weeks additional training if you and your instructor consider that you are not yet ready for the Examination.


Course Fees

R  66 000 - Yachtmaster Sailing Courses
R    7 900 - STCW
R    4 160 - PBII
R    1 000 - Online PPR
R 79 060 - Total Course Fees incl VAT (Payable to Yachtmaster Sailing School)                                                                                                                            
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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 5 Practical Live-aboard Weeks on the Yachts

Excluded fees:

  • R 1 800        ENG1 Medical Examination fee payable to the Doctor
  • R 5 130        Super Yacht Deck Hand (Recommended 3 day Course)
  • RYA Fees are payable direct to RYA
    • £   60     GBP    RYA fees for SRC Radio Certificate
    • £ 200     GBP    RYA fees for Yachtmaster Coastal Examination
    • £   33     GBP    RYA fees for STCW / Commercial Endorsement
  • Accommodation in Cape Town
    During the 3 Theory Weeks, 35 Nights Accommodation On-shore is required in Cape Town.
    Food and Transport is not include

Course Dates

  • 15 December 2016
  • 29 December 2016
  • 09 March 2017
  • 18 May 2017
  • 27 July 2017
  • 05 October 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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