South Africa
Atlantic Yachting
STCW ’95 - 9 Days:
  • Marine Fire Fighting
  • 1st Aid at Sea
  • PSSR
  • PST


Competent Crew 5 Days:

this course introduces the complete beginner to cruising and teaches personal safety, seamanship and helmsmanship to the level required to be a useful member of the crew of a cruising yacht.

  • Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails
  • Sail Handling
  • Rope work
  • Fire Precautions and fighting
  • Personal Safety equipment
  • Man overboard
  • Emergency equipment
  • Manners and customs
  • Rules of the road
  • Meteorology
  • Seasickness
  • Helmsmanship and sailing
  • General Duties


Day Skipper Theory 4 Days:

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship.

  • Nautical Terms
  • Rope work
  • Anchor work
  • Safety
  • International regulations for preventing collisions at sea
  • Definition of position, course and speed
  • Navigational charts and publications
  • Navigational drawing instruments
  • Compass
  • Chart work
  • Tides and tidal streams
  • Visual aids to navigation
  • Meteorology
  • Passage Planning
  • Navigation in restricted visibility
  • Pilotage
  • Marine Environment


Day Skipper Practical 5 Days:

This course is to teach pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht safely by day in tidal waters with which the student is familiar.

  • Preparation for sea
  • Deck work
  • Navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the road
  • Maintenance and repair work
  • Engines
  • Victualling
  • Emergency Situations
  • Yacht handling under power
  • Yacht handling under sail
  • Passage making


RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper Theory 6 Days:

This is an advanced course in navigation and meteorology for candidates for the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate. The syllabus makes some provision for the revision of subjects in the Day Skipper Course but those who have not acquired the knowledge set out in the Day Skipper Course are unlikely to be able to assimilate all the subjects covered in this advanced course in the time table.

  • Position
  • The magnetic compass
  • Tides
  • Tidal Streams
  • Buoyage
  • Lights
  • Pilotage
  • GPS and chart plotter
  • Echo sounders
  • Logs
  • Deck Log
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the road
  • Safety at sea
  • Navigation in restricted visibility
  • Passage Planning
  • Marine Environment


RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper Practical 5 Days:

The aim of the course is to teach the skills and techniques required to skipper a cruising yacht (7-15m LOA) safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and night

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


Exam Preparation/boat handling Week 5 Days:

This course is designed to revise the theoretical and practical aspects of the RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Exams. It is assumed that all aspects of boat handling and theory are familiar to the students and only revision is required.

  • Practical navigation
  • Boat Handling (sailing on and off docks, ferry gliding, blind navigation, picking up moorings, tidal stream work etc)
  • General Seamanship
  • Responsibilities of Skipper
  • Safety checks & briefing


RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper Exam 3 Days:

  • ½ day passage plan
  • 2/3 days practical exam


Inclusive Of:

  • RYA Course completion Certificates
  • RYA VHF/SRC Radio certificate (1 x photo needed)
  • Atlantic Yachting course completion Certificates for Super Yacht Training
  • Navigational Equipment – on loan (option to buy own equipment)
  • Charts + All course material – which is yours to keep after the course
  • Personal Log Book
  • Atlantic Yachting T-Shirt & Cap
  • Diesel + Berthing Fees
  • Accommodation onboard for the duration of your sailing course
  • Light Lunches provided during theory week
  • The use of Foul Weather gear should you need it
  • Tea, Coffee and Sugar on yachts and at the office


Exclusive Of:

  • RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper Exam Fee is £200.00 (subject to change in 2014)
  • RYA Commercial Endorsement Fee £32.00 (subject to change in 2014)
  • PPR (Prerequisite for commercial endorsement) - £31.00 (subject to change in 2014)
  • RYA VHF Exam fee - £30.00 (subject to change in 2014)
  • (You do require a credit card for the above payments)
  • (For commercial Endorsement you will need Basic Sea Survival Certificate + MCA ML 5
  • Medical Fitness Certificate or SAMSA Seafarer’s Medical Examination + PPR)
  • STCW 95 course fee – R5500.00
  • Food – we do supply you with a nutritional menu plan for the week
  • Transport to Langebaan from Cape Town – we can arrange it for you
  • 4 x Passport Photo’s (please bring with you)
  • Copy of ID or passport
  • WI FI Vouchers can be purchased from our office



  • Suitable clothing – layers are a good idea
  • Gloves can be purchased from us for R150.00 – to pay on day one
  • Sailing or soft light soled shoes ~ trainers work well
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Sun cream, Hats, Towels, Toiletries
  • Weather proof jackets/foul weather gear if you have your own set
  • Extra money for food & beverages – cooking onboard to help stretch your budget
  • Socks


PS. The price of the Training excluding exam fees + accommodation for 9 days