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RYA DAY SKIPPER PACKAGE

RYA Day Skipper Package

This step-up, Intermediate Yacht Deckhand course provides students with an RYA Day Skipper certification and takes place over 5 weeks in Cape Town and Langebaan. These beautiful West Coast cruising grounds are where you will be learning to sail a 36ft vessel with our RYA sail training partners, Sail Due South, under the guidance of highly experienced sailing instructors.

The intermediate RYA Day Skipper course includes all elements from the Basic Yacht Deckhand course PLUS the RYA Superyacht Tender Operator course (Night Rating), RYA Competent Crew, RYA Day Skipper Theory and Practical sailing courses provided by Sail Due South.

Gaining your RYA Day Skipper qualification is a great achievement on its own and allows you to sail a yacht up to 20 miles from a nominated departure point. It is also the first stepping stone towards your RYA Yachtmaster Offshore license (200gt Certificate of Competence) which is regarded as the Rolls Royce of yachting qualifications in the superyacht industry.

On successful completion, *top performing Yacht Deckhand students have an opportunity (space dependent), to gain real-life experience and their first “Superyacht” reference via an unpaid day work program. *T&C’s apply.

Yacht Deckhand Training
On successful completion, *top performing Yacht Deckhand students have an opportunity (space dependent), to gain real-life experience and their first “Superyacht” reference via an unpaid day work program. *T&C’s apply.

By completing your RYA Competent Crew, RYA Day Skipper Theory and Practical courses, there is no need to complete the MCA Yacht Rating Course and you automatically qualify to apply for your MCA Yacht Rating Certificate once you have a minimum of 2 months sea service logged. Please note: You are not required to complete a task book.

The following topics are covered extensively in the Intermediate Yacht Deckhand Course:

* All training elements in the Basic Yacht Deckhand Course
* 200 Nautical Miles logged
* Advanced powerboat driving techniques and night-time navigation
* Yacht engine care and troubleshooting
* Navigation
* Chartwork
* Meteorology
* Passage Planning
* Pilotage and “rules of the road”
* Man overboard (MOB) retrieval
* Points of sail
* Sail trimming
* Close quarter boat handling
* Sail boat docking

Course Breakdown

STCW 2010

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)

RYA Powerboat Level 2

RYA Personal Watercraft (PWC)

Yacht Deckhand Course

RYA Superyacht Tender Operator

RYA VHF Radio

RYA Competent Crew

RYA Day Skipper Theory and Practical

*RYA training provided by our partners at Superyachting South Africa & Sail Due South

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