Ocean Star Sailing Academy, established in 2007, is a fully accredited RYA and SAS Training Center located in the heart of the V&A Waterfront in the stunning city of Cape Town. We are exclusively the only Sailing Academy in Cape Town that offers theory coursespractical courses, and accommodation from within the V & A Waterfront.

“Travel the world earning Euros while working on Super Yachts and having the time of your life!”


We offer a diverse range of Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and South African Sailing (SAS) accredited Motor and Sail courses for use in both local and international waters.


We specialize in package courses that equip you with everything that you need to gain entry into the Super Yacht Industry as a Deckhand, Stewardess, or Chef.


Our team of enthusiastic, passionate staff with actual industry experience is here to assist you every step of the way. Our fully qualified instructors provide a fun training experience.

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Deckhand Career Course

A Superyacht Deckhand Career Course is an excellent place to begin your career at sea as it gives you a good grounding in day-to-day operations.  The deckhand course is designed for those who have minimal knowledge of sailing. Contact us today about our RYA accredited Deckhand Course in Cape Town.

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Stewardess Career Course

We have developed a comprehensive 20 days Superyacht Stewardess Career Course.  Being a stewardess is a great introduction to the world of luxury, travel, and hard work.  If you want to find work in the interior of a Superyacht then get a head start with our industry-recognized stewardess course.

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Chef Career Courses

Our Superyacht Culinary course takes ordinary people with basic kitchen skills and turns them into sous chef material within a week & includes the food, health & safety course. Although students need not be qualified chefs to do the course, they should know the basics of cooking and food prep and should be reasonably proficient in the kitchen.

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Member of South African Sailing
Member of SAMSA - South African Maritime Safety Authority

Ocean Star Sailing Academy is one of the worlds top RYA sailing schools, based in Cape Town. We offer yacht training, stew and deckand courses and much more for those looking to work in the yachting, cruise ship or marine industry. When it comes to searching yacht jobs Western Cape or boat jobs Cape Town, whether you are looking for cruise ship training courses or anything that fits a simiar job description, we can assist you with choosing the relevant courses for your career path. We do not place you into employment positions, however, our international relationships and excellent record of qualified graduates will hold you in high regard when applying for a position in the maritime industry.

Our Yacht Courses South Africa’s will see all your maritime interests and questions answered. We follow local & international maritime safety regulations and are in touch with our local Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre. When it comes to marine environment protection standards, we take care to always do our part to keep the oceans clean and leave the best possible green footprint.


Deck Crew
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“It’s been about 19 months since I left your school and entered the wild world of yachting and it’s been nothing short of amazing!”

Charl Minaar

An amazing experience with amazing staff. Accommodation was comfortable, and I really enjoyed my coffee breaks with Amica and Stu! 

Shawnee Amber

Is a place to be. Facilitators knows their job and it shows they had experienced what they teaching about.

Teboho Leseme

Thanks very much to ocean star for helping achieve my goals & guidence with my pb2 instructor . Will recommend them on my travels

Sheldon Kanter