Ocean Sailing Academy is the largest RYA (Royal Yachting Association) and SAS (South African Sailing) Training Centre in Southern Africa, specialising in Sail and Power Career Training for the international yachting industry. Ocean Sailing Academy also offers leisure courses, as well as the full range of local SAS courses compulsory for local cruising.
Ocean Sailing Academy has training facilities in Cape Town and Langebaan, with its head office located in Cape Town’s most sought-after tourist area, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Visitors revel in the plethora of shops, restaurants and bars.
With basking seals and circling gulls overhead, Cape Town’s foreshore is a magnet for yachtsmen and women from around the globe who want to experience its beauty and sail in some of the most challenging waters in the world – or so we claim.
Langebaan, a picturesque, modern town that borders onto the scenic West Coast National Park, boasts sunshine almost all year round, safe waters and reliable winds. A true paradise for watersports lovers.
When training in Langebaan, our Ocean House offers accommodation to up to 18 people with all rooms en-suite. Most rooms are to share with up to two other students, while a few rooms have been set aside for couples. Ocean House accommodation includes TV, satellite channels, DVD player, sound system and Internet access throughout.
Training facilities include 5 sailing yachts, 2 motor yachts, 2 RIB and a modern, well-equipped lecturing facility. Of equal importance, Ocean House is conveniently situated 600 m from the lagoon and the Langebaan Yacht Club where our yachts are moored, so for a break from studying, the Yacht Club pub is just around the corner.
After completing sailing course with the original Ocean Sailing Academy based in Durban in 2000, Chris decided to make sailing his career.
This is where his sailing adventure began. From sailing into the less explored locations on the African coast or the jet setters seaside resorts of the Mediterranean and Caribbean. After completing a successful Super Yacht career he decided to head back to South Africa to gain more experience along the challenging South African coastline. This enabled Chris to enter into the Marine Research before returning to Ocean Sailing Academy Cape Town as the new Principal in 2014.