The Day Skipper course is an Internationally recognised recreational skippers ticket for candidates wanting to skipper power-driven vessels or sailing vessel over 9m in length with a motor of 15HP and higher. In order to sail in South Africa a skipper need to have minimum of a SAS Day Skippers ticket. The Day Skipper Course allows the holder to skipper a vessel between sunrise and sunset within 15nm of the skippers home port. Or 25nm from their home port provided they are not more than 15nm from a safe haven.
The goal of this course is to train candidates with the knowledge in order to pass a South African Sailing Day Skippers theory exam, as well as provided an overview of essential seamanship skills and safety procedures required in the Day Skipper practical and oral exams.
The complete Day Skipper Course is comprised of two components:
- The online theory course comprises of 21 chapters, preparing students for the Theory and Oral Day Skipper exams. The theory course should take +-4 weeks to complete.
- The practical course includes 4 days of hands-on sailing experience in order to prepare students for the Day Skipper Oral and Practical exams conducted at the end of the practical training. At the end of the Day Skipper Practical exam, successful candidates will receive their SAS Day Skipper tickets.
Start your sailing journey with the Day Skipper online theory course.
Once you’ve completed the theory course and successfully completed the Day Skipper theory exam, book your Day Skipper practical course and come sail with us! (The practical course is not included in the price of the Day Skipper theory course)
The SAS Day Skippers course is comprised of the following:
- Online Theory Course- R4250.00
- Practical sail Training- R5250.00
On competition of the theory, oral and practical exams successful Candidates will be issued a South African Sailing Day Skipper Certificate of Competence (CoC)
In order to be eligible for a SAS Day 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 Day Skipper Practical will help towards your sailing logbook milage.
- Candidates must be over the age of 16
- Candidates must have SRC Radio Operators License (either a SRC, LRC or GOC)
- A 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 200nm of sailing and 2 night hours including 1 night entry into the candidates home port.
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
- The SA Sailing Exercise and Navigation Tables (2008 edition). This is only required for the Yachtmaster Offshore exam
Course Fees Include
Terms, Conditions and Indemnity
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