Ocean Star Sailing Academy provides you with what is generally considered within the industry to be the minimum training and certification needed to find work as a stewardess.
This is also a mandatory live-in course taught by industry professionals with many years experience. Included in the stewardess course is accommodation, a wine appreciations and cocktails course, flower arrangements, silver service (as well as a silver service lunch/dinner where you demonstrate your newly learned skills), industry and visa know-how, laundry services, detailing the interior of the yacht, constructing a CV specific to the industry and introduction to barista training.
7 Star service is expected and we work to ensure our students are fully prepared before embarking on their new journey.
More importantly, we are industry leaders when it comes to preparing our students for the tough job of finding work. Give yourself the edge by completing the Stewardess Career Course.
This 20 day Career course starts off with 5 days Intensive Stewardess Training.
This training provides you with knowledge and practical skills such as food and wine pairing, silver service, detailing, housekeeping and flower arranging. During these 5 days you will get assistance with the interviewing process, creating a CV and day work references.
This is followed by the STCW (Standards of Training for Crew and Watch), where students learn basic first aid, fire fighting and life-raft training and safety awareness.
- Stewardess IYT Internationally Recognised Course 5 days
- RYA Powerboat Level 2
- SRC/VHF Radio
- STCW10 (Mandatory)
- Food Safety and Catering Level 2 (Mandatory)
- RYA PWC Jet Ski
- Nautical terms
- Parts of sailing and motor vessels
- Knots and rope work
- Preparing the sails for the sea
- Hoisting and reefing the main sail
- Wind awareness
- Points of sailing
- Mooring and anchoring
- Rules of the road
- and weather and forecasts
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