[COVID-19] Message to Prospective Students


[COVID-19] Message to Prospective Students

At this point we’re all aware of the global circumstances we are facing. Over the last few days, we’ve seen the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation escalate, and people are advised to stay indoors and self-isolate to avoid the virus from spreading. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected.

Client Testimonial and a Message to Prospective Students:

Isolation or quarantine doesn’t mean you can’t advance in your yachting career (or gain additional skills for leisure sailing or cruising). In fact, now is the perfect opportunity to learn online if you have more free time while at home.

We have a range of online theory courses available. They are RYA (Royal Yachting Association) accredited and allow you to access study material easily from anywhere and communicate with expert instructors online.

We also offer up to 10% discount on selected courses.

The following online courses are available:

Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course

Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course

This course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. It’s for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving.

RYA SRC-VHF Online Course

RYA SRC-VHF Online Course

No matter what kind of sailing you’re doing, if you’re in a boat, there’ll be a radio on board. Radios are important pieces of safety equipment and your passengers and crew’s lives could depend on your knowledge of how to use them and the correct procedures. That’s why we’ve introduced a online course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio.

RYA Day Skipper Theory

RYA Day Skipper Theory – 10% OFF

A comprehensive introduction to chartwork navigation meteorology and the basics of seamanship. Invaluable for learning how to start making decisions on board and if you are considering taking the Day Skipper practical course. No previous experience required.

RYA Coastal Yachtmaster Theory

RYA Coastal Yachtmaster Theory – 10% OFF

This is the next step for those who have completed the Day Skipper theory and wish to gain their Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore; it builds on the knowledge you attained during your Day Skipper theory course. It is more of the same with more complex navigation exercises by day and night, pilotage, meteorology, and some additional subjects.

RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Theory

RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Theory – 10% OFF

The ultimate RYA theory course for those with a real interest in serious navigation. Unravel the mysteries of astro navigation, using a sextant, ocean passage making, worldwide meteorology and electronic navigation aids. This course is for those aspiring to blue water cruising and is ideal for holders of the Yachtmaster Offshore certificate who are preparing for their first ocean passage.

RYA Fastrack Yachtmaster Offshore Theory

RYA Fastrack Yachtmaster Offshore Theory – 10% OFF

Go straight to Yachtmaster Offshore. No previous qualifications required. This is the quickest way to your Yachtmaster Offshore theory certificate. This course is designed for those with some sailing and navigation experience.

RYA PPR Online Course

RYA PPR Online Course

The PPR Course (Professional Practices and Responsibilities) is the online course for new and re-validating RYA Commercial Endorsement Holders. Anyone wishing to re-validate or apply for the endorsement must complete the online PPR course first.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions or need guidance on what courses to take, feel free to contact us at info@oceansailing.co.za, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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