List Of Sailing Schools In Namibia

List Of Sailing Schools In Namibia

List Of Sailing Schools In Namibia

What is Sailing?

Sailing employs the wind—acting on sails, wingsails or kites—to propel a craft on the surface of the water, on ice or on land over a chosen course, which is often part of a larger plan of navigation. A course defined with respect to the true wind direction is called a point of sail.

Who is a Sailor?

A sailor, seaman, mariner, or seafarer is a person who works aboard a watercraft as part of its crew, and may work in any one of a number of different fields that are related to the operation and maintenance of a ship.

List Of Sailing Schools In Namibia

Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute

Walvis Bay Yacht Club Namibia

Frequently Asked Questions​​​​ (FAQs).

What sailing qualifications do I need?

  • a RYA Day Skipper Practical, or.
  • an International Certificate of Competence (ICC), or.
  • an equivalent national certificate from a recognised body.

What qualifications do you need to sail around the world?

The most accepted are the International Certificate of Competency (ICC) and the International Sailing License and Credentials (SLC). The ICC is recognized by the United Nations and used through much of Europe and the Mediterranean, and should qualify you for any charter.

Do you need to be certified to sail?

Re: Do I need certification to sail? In Namibia, no certification is required, you can just buy a boat and go sailing. Some states have a ‘Boater Certification’ (mostly safety oriented, they don’t teach you to sail) that are required if the boat has a motor. Depending on where you keep the boat, insurance may be needed.

Is sailing difficult to learn?

Sailing is easier than you might think. Well, read them and you might think sailing a sailboat is one of the most difficult things. Fortunately, that’s not the case. It’s quite possible to learn the basics of sailing in an afternoon but only if you have a skilled instructor to teach you.

Do you need ASA certification to sail?

While the USCG provides sailing license, the USSA and the ASA provide sailing certification programs. In essence, it’s important to go for the USSA and ASA if you want to learn how to operate a vessel but choose the USCG if you want a license to operate a vessel.

Do I need a license to sail in international waters?

Though not a sailing and boating license, ship’s radios must be licensed in the home country of the vessel. However, if you plan to take your boat out of the country, you will need a ship station license. If you will speak to vessels in foreign waters, they require a license.

Do you need a license to sail a catamaran?

Only a small handful of states currently require an official licence to sail, however, most will require the sailor to have undergone some type of boating safety course.

Is it legal to sail around the world?

Yes you can make a boat and travel around the world, but as with any other form of transport, when you are in a country’s territory (including their waters) you have to obey their laws. Just like other modes of travel, some countries require a visa, and some don’t.

Are sailboats expensive to maintain?

Overall, you can expect to pay between $2,000-5,000 per year to maintain a cruising sailboat. Expenses will increase exponentially when a boat is neglected, so regular care will pay off big time. One more thing—it costs money to have your boat lifted in or out of the water.

How dangerous is sailing in Namibia?

Sailors experience fatalities at a higher rate than that of sports known for high speeds, falls and collisions. In fact, falling overboard, high winds and operator inattention are known factors lifting American sailing death rates, with alcohol implicated in 15 percent of all sailing deaths.

How expensive is sailing in Namibia?

A used one costs on average $20,000. The price of a new 36′ cruiser is about $150,000. A used one costs roughly $40,000. The annual maintenance cost is between $2,000 – $3,000 for most boats, but the actual total annual cost is $3,000 to $7,000.