Powerboat 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.

SAMSA PRACTICAL BOAT TRAINING

This course covers the practical training and introduction to the 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 maneuvering
  • Mooring
  • Man overboard 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 the supervision of an appropriate skipper.

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

Prices includes: 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 into 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.

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 form on the right or give us a call.sheltered-waters-r

 

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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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 COURSE

 

The 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 handheld 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 handheld 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.

SAMSA Skippers Training and exams.

Our modules are developed to help make you safe on the water. We also make sure you have the knowledge to pass the exams.

The pre course requirements are as follows;

  • Logged sea time, note you do not have to be skipper all the time. But need to be involved in the boating (a cruise liner or seal island trip would not count!)
  • No real time. We can provide what you need see package 1
  • I have 50 hours signed off by a qualified skipper. See package 2
  • I have 100 hours or more. See package 2 or package 3 if you have lots of experience.
  • Medical on form supplied from your Doctor
  • 4 ID photos and certified copy of your ID or Passport

We have 3 packages to choose from.

If you would like extra training we will be pleased to set up a personal course for you.


Package 1 – Novice Boater Cat R / E or C (This course gives you 25 hours sea time)

Programme for novice boaters with little or no regular experience and less than 50 hours sea time.

Step 1 – 3 Days Practical boating. This has some theory but mostly practical.

Step 2 – 1 Day SRC Radio course

Step 3 – 1 Day Theory course

Step 4 – 1 Day SAMSA Skippers and SRC Radio exams

Extra for the Cat C license

As above, plus 2 day Navigation Course. Includes some Practical boating

Pricing

Cat R or E – R6100 Plus Radio course and exam R2300

Cat C – R7300 Plus Radio course and exam R2300


Package 2 – Boater Cat R / E or C

Programme for boaters with Some experience and over 50 hours sea time signed off by a licensed skipper or 100 hours plus own signature. Possibly no formal training.

Step 1 – 1 Day Practical boating. This has some theory but mostly practical.

Step 2 – 1 Day SRC Radio course

Step 3 – 1 Day Theory course

Step 4 – 1 Day SAMSA Skippers and SRC Radio exams

Extra for the Cat C license

As above, plus 1 day Navigation Course.

Pricing

Cat R or E – R3700 Plus Radio course and exam R2300

Cat C – R4900 Plus Radio course and exam R2300


Package 3 – Experienced Boater Cat R / E or C with good knowledge

Programme for boaters with regular experience and over 100 hours sea time.

Step 1 – 1 Day SRC Radio course

Step 2 – 1 Day Theory course – This is a revision course, Not suitable for a novice. Includes Navigation and Chartwork for Category C students.

Step 3 – 1 Day SAMSA Skippers and SRC Radio exams

Pricing

Cat R or E – R2200 Plus Radio course and exam R2300

Cat C – R2500 Plus Radio course and exam R2300


For dates and information and to make a booking please email pete@skippertrainingsa.co.za or phone 0761045550.

Courses are available

  • Mid-Week
  • Mid -Week evenings
  • Weekends

We have courses in V&A waterfront, Cape Town and False Bay Yacht Club, Simons Town.