RYA VS SAS

RYA VS SAS

WHY DO YOU NEED A SOUTH AFRICAN SKIPPERS' TICKET?
arrow You need a South African Sailing (SAS) qualification to sail a yacht over 9m at sea in South Africa.
arrow Neither the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) nor any other qualification is accepted by the South African authorities. There is, however, a special arrangement for visiting yachts.
arrow The RYA courses do not qualify skippers adequately for the South African Sailing exam. The RYA syllabus, understandably, focuses extensively on the tidal complications characteristic of the UK and channel ports which is not applicable here.
arrow RYA courses are generally considerably more expensive because the RYA schools have to pay fees to the RYA.
arrow SAS does not impose fees on sailing schools, and does not deem it necessary for members to pay royalty to the UK to learn to sail.