Why Sail With Us?

Learning to sail is best done with an experienced yachting school. Offshore Sailing Academy stands on a base of over 35 years of sail training, and with its current youthful team, are best placed to train you, with a combination of tried and tested methods as well and modern techniques. The training methods are modern and effective, our boats are well suited and well maintained and we have ideal class room facilities. All of this provides the best learning environment for you, so give us a call!

Our Staff

Our experienced, highly qualified sailing instructors employ modern training techniques to build your confidence on our yachts at sea, and make sure that your sailing experience with us is an excellent one.

Our Training Methods

As pioneers in the sailing training in South Africa we have created sailing courses that are guaranteed to build you confidence and prepare you for a career at sea. As well as the practical sailing sessions off the coast, you will get to grips with the yachting theory in our lecture rooms – using all the modern teaching aids to help you consolidate your knowledge.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to make sailing rewarding, accessible, and most of all fun for everyone! From our base in Durban and with over 35 years experience we are considered the experts in running sailing courses for all ages, abilities and desires. Our results stand the test of time. We have launched more than 15 000 sailing careers. Through our knowledge of the Yachting and superyacht industry and our connections with the superyacht crew placement agencies we are able to assist you in becoming one of our career successes. The 12 day S.P.I.C.E course enables young adults looking to take a working gap year to gain entry to the mega yacht industry, fully equipping you with the knowledge required to get you onto a great yacht.

Sail training in Durban provides you with excellent sailing conditions and great offshore experience. Living aboard the yacht during the course is an adventure in itself and creates bonds with other aspirant yachties! Join the hundreds of young people now who have had adventures of their lifetimes on yachts in exotic locations across the globe.