Schools / Training

Accredited Training Schools

We like to support fantastic training facilities around the world. If you would like to add your school to the list (free of charge) please contact us.

South Africa

YOA Deck Crew TrainingYOA CrewTraining


  • 4 Day Specialised Deckhand course, focusing on the day to day skills required from deckhands on board the worlds leading yachts.

  • Including: Varnishing, Teak maintenance, line handling, anchoring, fairing, painting, watch-keeping, dockwalking, CV writing and much more.

  • Tel: +27-(0)82-342 1659

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  • The SYNC team have a combined 12 years of exeprience at sea and offer a competitively priced and industry recognised training program.

  • Accommodation is included and the skills gained will equip you to meet the exacting standards of service that a superyacht stewardess is expected to provide in a safe and beautiful environment.

  • Skills taught include: silver service, flower arranging, wine pairing, barista training, table setting and all areas of interior yacht maintenance.

  • Trainees spend a day on board a luxury 85ft superyacht at the Waterfront, practising champagne service, yacht familiarisation and applying the skills they have learnt throughout the course to prepare it for guest arrival.

  • Not only will you be on your way to becoming a proficient stewardess and know what captains are looking for, but you will know what type of yacht you want to work on and how to get where you want to go.

  • Tel: Cieara Joynt +27 (0)71 106 7047 or Megan Anderson +27 (0)83 735 6691

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Ocean Star Sailing Academy

  • 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 School in Cape Town that offers theory courses, practical courses and accommodation from within the V & A Waterfront.

  • Tel: +27-(0)21-418 4072

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Ocean Sailing Academy

  • Based at Cape Town and in the examination waters on the Cape West Coast, we uniquely provide full board and lodging in our Ocean House, with a fleet of 5 sailing yachts, 2 motor yachts, 2 RIBS and a modern, well equipped lecturing facility with shore-based accommodation, the Ocean House.

  • Tel: +27-(0)21-425 7837

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New Zealand

New Zealand Maritime School

  • New Zealand's Centre for Maritime and Freight Logistics Training and Consultancy.

  • Offering Yacht Chief Mate 3000GT, Master 500GT, Master 3000Gt and other safety training courses for the yachting industry.

  • Tel: 0800 744 722 (within NZ) or +64 (0)9 379 4997

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Mahurangi Technical Institute

  • Based just North of Auckland in Warkworth. Full facility offering STCW Basic Training, Super Yacht Crew training and RYA courses.

  • Tel: +64 (0)9 425 8493

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