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SAMSA Category C – Up To 9m

The South African regulator, SAMSA has the responsibility of creating the developmental framework for the maritime industry. We focus on the small craft license which enables certified skippers to operate power vessels up to 9m in length. This is a day skipper course but can be extended to Coastal which includes a night rating.

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Description

Our philosophy is to train candidates in a manner that exceeds the requirements of the SAMSA controlled examination. Preservation of lives and preservation of assets is our objective and as such we provide best instruction in both the theory and practical sessions.  We have developed our own inhouse training manual to facilitate the instructional process.

SAMSA Category C up to 9m (no sea hours)

The course will be conducted over 7 days starting on a Monday in the Waterfront and we aim to ensure enough hours on board at sea are achieved and there is a day for SAMSA Short Range radio certificate.

Course Content

Day 1: Introduction and communication of what is required including examination preparation.

  • General Legal Requirements
  • Nautical Terms, Vessel construction, Equipment and General Seamanship

Day 2:  Motors

  • Safety and Emergency
  • Rule of the Road (Colregs) and distress signals
  • Marine environment, weather, currents and pollution

Day 3: Radio and Penguin procedure

  • Elementary 1st aid
  • Practical orientation of small vessels. Pre-launch and launch procedures. 6 hrs at sea.  Haul out and flushing procedures

Day 4: Navigation and chart work

  • Launch and complete Man Over Board procedures. 6 hrs at sea.  Haul out and flushing procedures

Day 5: Early Launch 8 hrs at sea

Day 6: Early launch 5 hours at sea. Theory and practical exam.

Day 7: SAMSA SRC

SAMSA Category C up to 9m (with 25 sea hours)

The course will be conducted over 8 days in order to ensure sufficient hours on board at sea are achieved and an alternate day for SAMSA Short Range radio certificate.

Day 1: Introduction and communication of what is required including examination preparation.

  • General Legal Requirements
  • Nautical Terms, Vessel construction, Equipment and General Seamanship

Day 2:  Motors

  • Safety and Emergency
  • Rule of the Road (Colregs) and distress signals
  • Marine environment, weather, currents and pollution

Day 3: Practical orientation of small vessels. Pre-launch and launch procedures. Launch and complete Man Over Board procedures, haul out and flushing procedures

Day 4: Radio and Penguin procedure, Elementary 1st aid, Navigation and chartwork.

Students stay on the boat during the RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper & Yachtmaster Practical courses to get a real feel for onboard living and is a mandatory requirement. A stipend for essentials (tea, coffee, cereal, milk, etc) is included in the course price. During the theory week and STCW, students have the option of staying at our Academy in the Waterfront.

For practical courses we ask that students bring a sleeping bag, towel, toiletries, change of clothes, and suitable wet weather gear. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also a good idea.

For the theory course students will need a 2B pencils, a pen, a notebook and where possible, their own Portland plotter and dividers (we can also loan to the student). We can also help with the purchase of any of these materials.

For STCW you will need your Passport or ID book on day one of your course. You will also need to wear old clothes for the fire fighting (MFF) element, for Personal Safety Training (PST) you will need swimwear, a towel and a set of clothes to get in the pool with.

PRACTICAL sailing courses start with a briefing at the school, 11 Portswood Road at 8.30am.

THEORY courses take place at the school and commence at 8.30am

STCW training takes place in the Cape Town foreshore, training starts promptly at 8.30am

STEWARDESS training takes place in Gordons Bay and/or Ocean Star Sailing Academy

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Pentridge House,
11 Portswood road
V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
South Africa, 8002