South Africa
Atlantic Yachting

STCW 95 9 days – (Standard of training & certification of watch keepers):

  • 1st Aid at Sea – 2 days
  • Marine Fire Fighting – 3 days
  • PSSR – 2 days
  • PST – 2 days


Competent Crew 5 Days – Langebaan

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 – Langebaan

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to chartwork, 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 – Langebaan

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 VHF Radio License 1 Day – Langebaan

  • Cover RYA VHF Radio syllabus

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