From a tinny to a tanker and everything in between we are recognised as the leaders in training and assessment for your Skippers Ticket.
Southern Ocean Sailing is a YWA authorised training and assessment centre for people wishing to obtain a Recreational Skipper's Ticket (Boat Licence). We will if needed provide friendly and professional training. Our senior instructor is one of the most experienced Ocean Yachtmaster's in Australia who will work with you to ensure a pass with confidence.
What may be of interest is our ladies only courses!
Our assessment locations include Hopetoun, Bremer Bay, Albany, Denmark and Walpole.
Our boat used for assessments is a side console 3.75 metre dinghy.
We provide our boat if needed at no extra cost.
The Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST) is a certificate assessing a set of marine safety competencies, which ensures people in charge of recreational power crafts, including jet skis and yachts with motors, have the minimum skills and knowledge to protect themselves and their passengers, and to share the waterways safely with others.
This certification, an initiative of the Department of Transport, ensures boat owners have the knowledge and essential skills to safely operate their vessels. As of April 1 2008, every skipper of a registrable, recreational vessel, powered by a motor greater than 4.5kwp (6 hp) (RST vessel) is required to hold a Recreational Skipper's Ticket.
The cost of the Theory and Practical assessment is $185.00 Practical and theory revision if required is $55.00 per hour. Usually one hour is enough.
You do not have to participate in a training course to gain an RST, but if you would like to undertake some revision immediately prior to the assessment this can be arranged. We strongly advise that you do take revision no matter what your boat handling experience may be. There is a comprehensive workbook available, at no charge, as a self-learn package and it contains all the information you will need. You can collect one of these workbooks from any Dept. of Transport licensing office or, for your convenience, we can post one to you. Once you have received your book ensure that you carefully read the assessment process.
Further attempts at passing the theory or practical assessments, beyond what is provided in the initial assessment, may incur additional costs of $85.00 each.
Contact Mark (0428 429 911) for more information about gaining your Skipper's Ticket.