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Our Australian Sailing and RYA Shore-based self-paced e-learning courses are the most modern, interactive, and user-friendly programs available today. The courses equip skippers with the essential skills for skippering sailing yachts and power boating worldwide. In addition, we offer our eLearning courses with virtual sessions with highly experienced instructors

The courses strongly emphasize modern safety recommendations,  navigation techniques, state-of-the-art weather services, electronic chart plotting, pilotage, col regs, and what and what not to do in emergency situations. It is the perfect choice for those who want to confidently navigate waters worldwide, using the knowledge that is up-to-date, modern, and cutting-edge.

Our customers boast an extraordinarily high course completion rate. The feedback that we’ve received has been nothing short of amazing, with a very high satisfaction rate. These unprecedented results speak to the excellence of our shore-based programs.

Join us to take your next step towards becoming a skilled, educated, and safe skipper for the international modern age.

Our partners include Australian Sailing, Royal Yachting Association, Charter Boat Central and Above and Beyond Boating.

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SAFETY & SEA SURVIVAL (Online & Practical)

$695 Full Course $595 Revalidation Course

  • Online course (Full Course 6 hours / Refresh 3-4 hours):
  • May 19, July 7, July 14, October 20, November 10, December 1, 8, 15
  • Practical – flares at 3.30pm and pool at 4pm

With the creation of the e-learning course, the Safety & Sea Survival course is now a fantastic, blended learning opportunity. Participants will still get to experience the practical wet drills – which include launching and boarding a life raft, setting off flares, and deploying an inflatable lifejacket in water.

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  • Any sailing subject.
  • available on an hourly basis (minimum 2 hours) with an instructor

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Course Online $390

Free Zoom sessions 6 to 8 pm – learn how to use Plotter and basic navigation tips

  • July 9, October 10
  • A great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. This knowledge and your Keelboat Start Helming certificate.

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$1495 e-learning PLUS two virtual sessions per week over three weeks

  • Midweek evenings 1800 to 2100
  • Starting August 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 & 21.
  • Starting November 6, 9, 13, 16, 20 & 23

This is a blended eLearning and Virtual course of 40 hours plus 6 x 3-hour virtual evenings with our RYA Yachtmaster Instructors.

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.

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$450 + $89 AMC license fee (6pm to 9pm)

  • Mondays –  8th July, 21 October, 11th November, 2nd December 2024

eLearning and Practical 

The eLearning study time is around 6 hours, and the 3-hour practical includes a multiple-choice paper and practical training/assessment on the radio.

You will be required to operate a VHF which enables access to e-notices (notice to mariners) and is a prerequisite to getting your vessel’s radio MMSI number. A license is issued by AMC and is a requirement to operate a VHF unless used in an emergency.

Course access is available indefinitely to review if required.

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$1395 Includes Course Kit – express posted on booking

e-Learning and Virtual course

Start anytime – The next virtual evenings (6pm to 9pm) are:

  • July 15, 17, 22, 24.
  • October 14, 16, 21, 23.

The RYA Day Skipper eLearning and Virtual Course include 16 modules that can be completed in your own time and pace blended with an additional 4 x 3-hour Tuesday and Thursday evening virtual sessions. A great way to cover the hard bits before you start the exercises, providing a new and more flexible course option.

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FREE in 2024
June 11, July 2, August 6, September 3
  • Staring at 1800
  • At the CYCA training room or RANSA
  • Informative & fun social evening!
  • Join us for dinner. Drinks courtesy of PSS

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  • December 2nd to 6th 2024
  • January 27th to 31st 2025

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor. 40 hours plus exams.

Classroom Course – 5 Days

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. Topics covered include: The earth and the celestial sphere, practical guide to use and care of sextant at sea, meridian altitudes, sun, star, and other sights, ocean passage planning

Before the course, your navigation skills should be at the standard of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore shore-based course.

If you are working towards your Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence, completion of this shore-based course exempts you from the written exam. Course In combination with a separate provider.

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