The Coastal Skipper course is an internationally recognised recreational skippers ticket for candidates wanting to skipper power-driven vessels or sailing vessels over 9m in length powered by a motor of 15HP and higher. The Coastal Skipper Course allows the holder to skipper a vessel day or night within 40nm of the South African coastline.
The goal of this course is to train candidates with the knowledge in order to pass a South African Sailing Coastal Skippers theory exam, as well as provided an overview of essential seamanship skills and safety procedures required in the Coastal Skipper practical and oral exams.
The complete Coastal Skipper Course is comprised of two components:
- An online theory course of 21 chapters, preparing students for the Theory and Oral Coastal Skipper exams. The theory course should take +-4 weeks to complete.
- The practical course is 4 days of hands-on sail training in order to prepare candidates for the Coastal Skipper Oral and Practical exams. The Theory and Oral exams are conducted at the end of this practical training on-board the vessel you’ve trained on. At the end of the Coastal Skipper Practical exam, successful candidates will receive their SAS Coastal Skipper tickets.
Start your sailing journey with the Coastal Skipper online theory course.
Once you’ve completed the theory course and successfully completed the Coastal Skipper theory exam, book your Coastal Skipper practical course and come sail with us! (The practical course is not included in the price of the Coastal Skipper theory course)
The SAS Coastal Skippers course is comprised of the following:
- Online Theory Course- R4850.00
- Practical sail Training- R6650.00
On completion of the theory, oral and practical exams successful Candidates will be issued a South African Sailing Coastal Skipper Certificate of Competence (CoC).
In order to be eligible for a SAS Coastal Skipper ticket candidates will have to meet the below prerequisites.
If you need help in attaining any of the below requirements drop us a line. Bear in mind that your Coastal Skipper Practical will help towards your sailing logbook milage.
- Candidates must be over the age of 16.
- Candidates must be SA residents.
- Candidates must have SRC Radio Operators License. (either a SRC, LRC or GOC). *DSC VHF is a short range radio certificate (SRC) and takes about 2 days to complete*
- All candidates require a basic eye test. If you are colour blind you cannot go further than Day Skipper.
- A logbook with 800nm of sailing and 24 night hours including 3 passages of at least 60nm each.
What You Need For The Course
Candidates can purchase these items at a sailing club in their area or purchase these items online.
- A clean practice chart SAN 3002
- An examination pad. (square blocks are useful for interpolation)
- A parallel ruler or a Portland plotter (both are required from Coastal Skipper upwards)
- Dividers, pencils and rubber
- A simple calculator with a square root button. A calculator with scientific functions is permitted but programmable calculators, cell phones and laptop computers are not
Course Fees Include
Terms, Conditions and Indemnity
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