SAMSA

SAMSA South African training and licenses

SAMSA courses

SAMSA Skippers License – South African waters – Sea – Dam - River

The SAMSA Skippers license is required for powered vessels under 9 meters with an engine over 15hp. We provide training as qualified skippers to the requirements set out by SAMSA. The Exam includes a written paper Oral questions and practical test. As well as being SAMSA skippers your tutor will also be trained as a powerboat instructor in the RYA scheme. We use independent examiners which are arranged for you.

If you have a PWC (Jet Ski) the rules are basically the same as for normal skipper’s license. We would recommend doing the normal SAMSA skippers license and the RYA PWC (Jet Ski) course.

Visiting skippers can use their international license like the RYA qualifications. However if you are resident you would need to convert to SAMSA or SAS at some point.

Skippers practical trainingPer Day R1500

SAMSA Practical boat training

SAMSA-Practical-boat-trainingThis course covers the practical training and introduction to theory that will give a novice the confidence to go out on water. The content is designed to allow the student to learn the safe and practical skills to operate a small vessel in familiar local waters.

Topics covered include: 
  • Launching and recovery
  • Confined space manoeuvring
  • Mooring
  • Man over board procedure
  • Anchoring
  • Towing
  • Engine checks
  • High speed handling
  • Collision regulations
  • Buoyage
  • Basic chart work and navigation
  • Tides
  • Communication afloat
  • Emergency procedures
Entry requirements: None

Minimum age: 12, note SAMSA qualifications start from 16, however younger helmsman can operate pleasure craft under supervision of an appropriate skipper.

Course duration: 2 days – 09:00 to 17:00

Prices include: All Fuel (except own boat courses), Tea & Coffee, loan of Waterproofs and Lifejacket for the course. Not included SAMSA additional training and exams.

Dates: We train 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. We have courses running every month and can fit in to your needs.

We will be pleased advise you on the course/s you need. Fill out the enquiry form on the right or give us a call.
 

Navigation Theory training for 15 mile license – 1 day1 day R1200

Navigation Theory training for 15 mile license – 1 day

RYA-Advanced-Instructor2This one day course gives a solid introduction to the theory of navigation. The content covers the chart work and navigation skills needed to operate a vessel in familiar waters up to 15 miles off shore.

The content includes;
  • Charts
  • Almanac
  • Compass
  • Finding your position
  • Navigation 
  • Passage plans
  • Pilotage plans
The course is open to anyone. Holding a skippers license is not required to attend this course.

We will be pleased advise you on the course/s you need. Fill out the enquiry form on the right or give us a call.



 

SAMSA Inland skippers – Category R - Under 9m vessel1 day R2000

Sheltered Waters – R

This is the entry level skipper’s certification for all Inland Waters and Lagoons, Rivers and Estuaries.

This exam process has no practical boat training or navigational training as part of the process. To book the extra training refer to the section on boat handling and navigational training at the start of the SAMSA courses above.

The exam process consists of a training session using the NSRI/SAMSA manual followed by a written exam. This is normally a few days later to allow you time to brush up on the content of the manual. A short practical boat test with some oral questions follows a day or so later.

We will be pleased advise you on the course/s you need. Fill out the enquiry form on the right or give us a call.
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SAMSA 1 mile offshore – Category E – Under 9m vessel1 day R2000

Day Skipper – E

This is the entry level skipper’s certification for all offshore certificates of Competence and allows the holder to operate One Nautical Mile offshore and 15 miles along the coast.

This exam process has no practical boat training or navigational training as part of the process. To book the extra training refer to the section on boat handling and navigational training at the start of the SAMSA courses above.

The exam process consists of a training session using the NSRI/SAMSA manual followed by a written exam. This is normally a few days later to allow you time to brush up on the content of the manual. A short practical boat test with some oral questions follows a day or so later.

On passing your exam an interim certificate is issued. A full certificate is issued from SAMSA a few months later.

We will be pleased advise you on the course/s you need. Fill out the enquiry form on the right or give us a call.
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SAMSA 15 mile offshore – Category C– Under 9m vessel 1 day R2150

15 mile off shore - Day Skipper – C

This license is for skippers who wish to operate up to 15 miles offshore during daylight hours from a safe launch site. This exam process has no practical boat training or navigational training as part of the process. To book the extra training refer to the section on boat handling and navigational training at the start of the SAMSA courses above.

The exam process consists of a training session using the NSRI/SAMSA manual followed by a written exam. This is normally a few days later to allow you time to brush up on the content of the manual. A short practical boat test with some oral questions follows a day or so later.

On passing your exam an interim certificate is issued. A full certificate is issued from SAMSA a few months later.

We will be pleased advise you on the course/s you need. Fill out the enquiry form on the right or give us a call.
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SAMSA VHF/SRC Radio operators licence training1 day R1600

SAMSA VHF/SRC Course

RYAMCA-VHF-Short-Range-CertificateThe SAMSA Short Range Certificate is the qualification required if you operate a marine VHF radio fitted to your vessel or handheld. This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels. All new VHF sets are either fitted, or can be interfaced, with DSC calling.

A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call. This course will teach you the basics of operating and understanding a VHF radio on board a yacht. If you own a marine radio hand held or fixed set, you are required by law to hold an operator’s license – learn the procedures for operation and gain the qualification on this one day course.

The Sail and Power SAMSA VHF Radio Course does not include exam fees.

The course is one day plus the exam at SAMSA office Cape Town as per there calendar

Exam fees are not included in the course price.

SAMSA exam fee is Rxxxx

Course Content overview:
  • The basics of radio operation
  • The correct frequencies (channels) to be used
  • Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • Making ship to shore telephone calls
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue (SART)
We will be pleased advise you on the course/s you need. Fill out the enquiry form on the right or give us a call.
 

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