5 consecutive Sundays: 09h00 to 17h30


R10 500

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5 consecutive weekdays: 09h00 to 17h30



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The comprehensive Competent Crew course is designed for beginners who wish to obtain a more advanced ticket when sufficient mileage and experience have been logged. Many of our students who have completed this course and the STCW 10′ course are now sailing overseas or crewing on luxury yachts, confirming our motto: Our students sail the world. The course is taught on a Miura 32 according to SA Sailing’s syllabus, and is therefore internationally accepted.

During this course you will learn:

  1. General nautical terminology
  2. Theory of sailing
  3. Hoisting, lowering, reefing and adjusting sails
  4. Sail control
  5. Points of sailing
  6. Steering according to the wind, and to a compass course
  7. Properties of ropes in common use, knots and anchors
  8. International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea
  9. Safety equipment
  10. Flags
  11. VHF radio urgency and distress calls
  12. Table Bay Harbour Regulations

Meet at 08h45 at the Good Hope Sailing Academy’s classroom, Royal Cape Yacht Club. The course is taught on our yacht including the final practical examination. Only the final theoretical examination is in our classroom. Certificate of Competence, and a logbook, is issued on completion.

Course Includes:

A comprehensive manual, a membership to the prestigious Royal Cape Yacht Club for the duration of the course, including secure parking, and access to the bar and restaurant.

What to Bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Non-marking, soft shoes (sneakers)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunglasses (string tie)
  • Cap or hat (string tie)
  • Sunscreen
  • Packed Lunch
  • Drinks (non-alcoholic)


The course is taught to the SA Sailing syllabus. It is internationally accepted. A certificate of competence and a log book is issued on completion.

How to Register

Please deposit 25% of the course fee into the Good Hope Sailing Academy account.

Current account No. 4104719892.
Branch code 632005.
Reference: Name & Course

NB: Please don’t forget to advise Shivnarine Dirks by e-mail when you have paid the deposit, stating: 1) Your name 2) The amount 3) The course you wish to do 4) The date

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