RYA/MCA YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE with commercial endorsement
South Africa
Atlantic Yachting
STCW 95 – (Standard of training & certification of watch keepers) 9 Days:
  • 1st Aid at Sea
  • Marine Fire Fighting
  • 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
  • Deskwork
  • 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 VHF Radio License 1 Day:
  • Cover RYA VHF/SRC Radio syllabus
Super Yacht Training 1 Day
  • Cleaning
  • Varnishing
  • Painting
  • Splicing
  • Minor Repairs
  • (Gel Coat & Fibre Glass)
  • Rope Work


  • Day Work
  • Dockwalking
  • Crew Agents
  • C.V.
  • Crew Accommodation
RYA Diesel Engines 1 Day:
***RYA Diesel Certificate***
RYA Radar 1 Day:
***RYA Radar Certificate***
RYA Power Boat Level II 2 Days
Section A - Practical
  • Launching and Recovery
  • Boat Handling
  • Securing to a buoy
  • Anchoring
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Man Overboard


  • Section B – Theory
  • Knowledge of:
  • Types of craft
  • Engines and Drives
  • Sighting of fuel tanks
  • Routine engine checks
  • Close down procedures
  • Advice to inland drivers about coastal waters
  • Use and Limitations of GPS
  • Application of local byelaws
  • Source of weather information
***RYA Power Boat Level II Certificate***
Mileage Trip:
  • 50 days sea time
  • 5 days as skipper
  • 2500nm
  • 5 passages over 60nm, including 2 overnight and 2 as skipper
***Signed off in Log Book***
RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster 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 Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Shore based Certificate issued***
RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster 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 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.
o COLREGS 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 Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Exam 3 Days:
  • ½ day passage plan
  • 2 days practical exam

After the RYA Examination successful graduates earn their RYA (MCA) full Yachtmaster Offshore with commercial endorsement

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