SA Sailing Day Skipper Course

Price from: R 12,950

Duration: 8 days

For those with minimal sailing experience. This course includes: * An intense Competent Crew course plus comprehensive chart work. * Navigation * Day skipper training and 200nm of practical sailing. * Pilotage * Navigation around Knysna.

Upon successful completion, students receive: * SAS Day Skipper Course Completion Certificates.
In conjunction with a marine DSC/VHF radio license, 200nm (including 2 night hours) and an eye test, the successful student may apply for the SAS Day Skipper’s license from South African Sailing. This license qualifies the holder to skipper a yacht offshore 25 miles from a safe haven or inland during daylight hours.

Rate includes: * Course fees * Learning materials * Practical sailing * Excludes external assessment * SA Sailing exam fees


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  • Programme starts at 08h30 and runs till around 17h00 daily.
  • Most days we conduct classroom / theory training in the morning and head off around 11h00 for practical sailing for the rest of the day
  • During the 8-day training we will include one night entry into either Mossel Bay port or Knysna
  • Usually the final assessment takes place on the 9th day (Sunday) which includes one practical and two written exams; viz. collision regulations and navigation

Our professional instructors rank your safety as our highest concern and therefore the route, distance, time of the activity and the cancellation thereof remains at their sole discretion



TH10 Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town


TH10 Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town


This course covers an intense day skipper curriculum including * Comprehensive chart work. * Navigation * Competent crew and day skipper training plus up to 200nm of practical sailing, * Pilotage * Navigation from Knysna along the Garden Route coastline in preparation for the SA Sailing examination.


  • Lunch
  • Refreshments

What should I bring?

  • Sunblock
  • Soft drinks or refreshments you may need.
  • Motion sickness tablets.
  • Camera
  • An expectation of a great adventure!

What should I wear?

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap
  • `Boat' shoes

How fit do I need to be?

  • Pass basic visual acuity & ishihara colour vision eye test (no charge).
  • Pass general health questionnaire or provide general fitness letter from medical practitioner.

What skills do I need?

Minimum age 16yrs

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