RYA Day Skipper Theory

Advance your navigational theory and step towards your Yacht Master understanding, where you solidify your drive to become a valuable crew member on the bridge by taking on responsibility for the absolute safety of all the guests and crew. This is an intensive week for students, with 8 hours of instruction and practical training sessions per day. As a training centre, we have ensured that students will always have the weekend free after this course. This way, we have some extra days available If there is a need to rewrite exams or if students require some extra instruction time.


  • Price: R8000
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Tidal heights and stream effect
  • Course to steer and Dead Reckoning
  • Electronic and traditional Nav
  • Chart work for passage planning
  • Watch keeping roles
  • Collision regulations
  • Buoyage, lights etc.
  • Meteorology

With the recent changes to the manning requirement on yachts, crew now have the opportunity to progress much faster on the qualification front. Getting this theory program done sooner will assist in applying navigation skills to make the step-up in qualification more fluid.

RYA Diesel Engine Course

The more we are able to multitask on board, even as an entry-level crew member, the more valuable we become to a vessel. This is suggested for new crew looking to follow the engineering route onboard.


  • Price: R2000
  • Duration: 1 day

With the RYA Diesel Engine Course, we not only follow the RYA’s DEC syllabus, but we have also added troubleshooting and maintenance programmes for outboard engines. Students will have a good understanding of how diesel engines operate, impressing the captain and crew, as well as leading up to progression courses, such as the 5 day MCA AEC 1 and AEC 2 (Approved Engine Course).

RYA PW Instructor (PWI)

It is difficult to find a more superyacht-specific qualification than the PW Instructors course. Here, the crew will deliver a swift, shortened course of basic instruction to guests on board, licensing them to legally operate jet skis in the Mediterranean, USA, Bahamas, Caribbean, etc.


  • Price: R9950 (Excluding £25 (under 25 years) or £47 (over 25 years) payable to the RYA to become a member)
  • Duration: 3 days

If guests are stopped nowadays and do not have the license they are fined. As a result the PW Instructor has become one of the most sought-after qualifications for crew and is a standout on a CV (as you will notice on job listings). It is important that crew have some form of prior experience on skis, please contact us to find out more.

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