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SAS Day Skipper – Cat C

South Africa Sailing Cat C day skipper course. The course will be conducted over 8 days in order to ensure sufficient miles on board at sea are achieved and a day for SAMSA Short Range radio certificate.

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Course Description

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

  • Nautical Terms, Vessel construction, Equipment and General Seamanship
  • Navigation, Understanding the compass
  • Chart familiarisation and Exercises
  • Marine environment, weather, tides, currents and anchoring

Day 2: Chartwork exercises

  • Radio and Penguin procedure
  • Elementary 1st aid
  • Buoyage, Lights and collision regulation
  • Boat nomenclatures

Day 3: Navigation and chartwork

  • Knots and Pyrotechnics
  • General Legal Requirements
  • Theory revision and Exam preparation

Day 4: Going Sailing

  • Practical orientation of sailing vessels.
  • Pre-launch and launch procedures. 21Nm at sea.  Slipping lines, docking practice, points of sail, man over board drills.

Day 5: Still going Sailing

  • Pre-launch and launch procedures. 25 Nm at sea.  Slipping lines, docking practice, points of sail, man over board drills.

Day 6: More sailing including 4 night hours and a night Port Entry 35Nm

Day 7: Theory and practical exam. 7hrs

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