THE SYLLABUS

THE SYLLABUS

The South African Sailing (SAS) syllabuses for Inland Waters Skipper to Yachtmaster Ocean can be downloaded as PDF files.

Click the below links to download:
arrow Inland Waters syllabus
arrow Day Skipper syllabus
arrow Local Waters syllabus
arrow Coastal syllabus
arrow Yachtmaster Offshore syllabus
arrow Yachtmaster Ocean syllabus


Please note that the syllabuses from Day Skipper to Yachtmaster Ocean are cumulative. Thus the Yachtmaster Offshore exam will focus on issues related to offshore and ocean crossing voyages but will include questions relating to the Day Skipper and Local Waters Skipper and Coastal Skipper syllabuses. At Yachtmaster Offshore level the examiner will expect mastery of the lower levels.


For those planning to self-study, the SAS Coastal Skipper Course Manual and the SAS Yachtmaster Course Manual may be purchased from the SAS offices in Cape Town or Durban.