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A Coastal Skippers course is held on demand ( Contact us for more details.)

This course covers all the practical and theoretical knowledge for the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore examinations and the Cape Town Sailing Academy teaches both courses. The syllabus for both these courses is similar.The Yachtmaster Offshore course follows on from the Coastal Skippers course and the dates for both these courses will be planned to suit the student.Please feel free to contact us to make suitable arrangements.

Minimum Requirement: a Day Skipper Certificate or having owned and sailed a yacht for a number of years, plus a minimum of 800 miles logged in open sea.

Practical: These take place during the week or on weekends and include night sailing. Theory: The lecures are normally held in the evenings or during the day depending on your personal time schedule and availability.


  • Charts & Nautical Publications; Navigation; Navigational Disciplines on a Coastal Passage; Pilotage; GPS; Radar, AIS and Collision Avoidance; Other Navigational Instruments; Tides and Tidal Streams; Radio and GMDSS; International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea; IALA Buoyage and Lights; Night Sailing including Fog and Collision Avoidance; Handling a Yacht under Power & under Sail; Sail Trim and the Theory of Sailing; Man over Board; Weather; Anchoring; Safety and Emergencies at Sea; Heavy Weather Sailing; Diesel Engines; Coastal Passage Planning; First Aid; Local Knowledge.

Cost : Coastal Skipper R7500.00 per person. (this does not include your SAS exam fees or first aid etc.)

Instructor to Student Ratio: Max. 1 : 4 or less.