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South African Small Craft Association



The South African Small Craft Association, (SASCA), is a active SAMSA appointed Agency (Marine notice 13 of 2011) SAMSA Logoand carries out its functions in accordance with the stipulations of Government Gazette 30151 of August 2007.

 SASCA has started off in 1965 as part of the SAUU, South African Underwater Union, structure. In 1985 it became known as the SAUU Boating section.

Due to a steady transformation and the will for financial independence from the various sub unions and after parting ways with SAUU, SASCA was formed in mid-2006. The organization has grown to be well established, with a Committee of six members, an administrative office with an office manager and staff. The office is situated at 2 Sir Lowry’s Pass road in Gordon’s Bay.

The Association provide skipper training, lecturing, examining and surveying services to the South African recreational boating and scuba diving community. The Association also provide these services to the broader boating sector in South Africa. SASCA has appointed SAMSA examiners and surveyors in all major areas of South Africa.

SASCA’s main Goal is, to Promote Safety Afloat on all waters of South Africa.



Some questions on SASCA: 

What is a COFIt is a annual survey done by a SAMSA appointed surveyor for vessels <9meters in South Africa

Where do I find a surveyor for my vessel/boat? SASCA is a SAMSA appointed agency and can survey vessels<9m

What safety equipment must I have for my boat/vessel? The required equipment depends on the category of the vessel

Do I need a skippers licenseAny person operating a vessel with a motor >15hp must have a skipper license.

What category skipper license is required? The category depends on the category of vessel and where the vessel is operated.

Where can I do a skipper licenseSASCA is an appointed SAMSA agency that can train, present courses and examine candidates

Where can I do a SRC radio courseSASCA has members across South Africa that are accredited to present the SRC courses

Where can I do a VHF radio courseSASCA has members across South Africa that are accredited to present the SRC courses


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