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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.


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 internationally 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, Engineer, or Chef.


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

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Superyacht Deckhand Courses

A Superyacht Deckhand is an excellent place to start 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 a minimal knowledge of sailing. Students begin their practical training at Competent Crew level. 

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Superyacht Stewardess Course

We have developed a comprehensive 20 days Superyacht Stewardess Course which includes our Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2 Training Course.  Being a stewardess is a great introduction to the world of luxury, travel and hard work.  If you are looking to find work in the interior of a Superyacht then get a head start with our industry recognized stewardess course.  

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STCW Basic Safety Certification

STCW stands for ‘Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping’. STCW Basic Safety Training course is required by all seafarers who are working on board commercial ships or Superyachts. If you are employed on a commercial ship or superyacht, you are required to complete a STCW Basic Safety Training Course.


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

Sheldon Kanter

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.

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