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Malta Sailing Academy, an RYA Sea School, has been accredited by Transport Malta to deliver Nautical Licence

23 June 2011

From 1st January 2011 a nautical licence is mandatory for boat owners of all mechanically driven crafts having an engine or engines with a combined power of 30Hp or more. Malta Sailing Academy has been accredited by Transport Malta to deliver such courses.

Next Nautical Licence Courses:
24,25 June English)
01,02 July (English)
08,09 July (English)
15,16 July (Maltese)
22,23 July (English)
29,30 July (English)

The school's premises are situated close to the HSBC Call Centre in SWATAR. Facing HSBC call centre, take the road to your left. Turn right around the traffic island to bring Romp-Around on your left. Then take the first left down the steep hill (Triq Ganni Attard). Malta Sailing Academy is on the bottom right hand side of the street. You will see the MSA logo and sign which is normally placed on a stand-alone sign by the pavement.

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Address: Malta Sailing Academy Triq Ganni Attard Swatar BKR 1472 Malta.

Transport Malta Nautical Licence.

Requirement. All persons using any vessel with an engine exceeding 30 hp in Maltese waters are required by law to hold a licence.

Before being able to sit for the Nautical Licence examination you must attend the practical and theory course as described below.

Once the course (including First Aid) has been completed the Academy awards the required certification.

These certificates are then taken to MCAST main office at Paola along with examination entry form and a copy of both sides of your ID card.

The Academy will supply the form and submit the application on your behalf. This will save you the trouble and time of going there yourself.

MCAST will then contact you by phone within a few days (depending on their backlog) and a date is set for the 15-20 minute oral exam at Villa Portelli Nautical Institute Kalkara.

If you are successful you will contact Malta Maritime Institute after a week (same place where you attended your exam) on telephone number 23989220 to pick up a certificate, which in turn you take to Transport Malta at the Small Crafts department. The licence will then be issued against payment of €23.18


Course fee €130 (Malta Sailing Academy)

Exam Fee €35 (MCAST)

Processing fee €5 (Malta sailing Academy) Optional

Course Overview

Theory sessions involve working through various laws that relate to using a vessel around local bays and on the open sea, safety equipment/issues, fire prevention/fighting, basic navigation and engine care/maintenance.

Included in the course fee is a course textbook handout.

Practical sessions include basic boat handling, coming alongside and man overboard drills.

For further details, please contact:
Malta Sailing Academy
Triq Gianni Attard, Swatar,
Birkirkara BKR4172
Tel: 21378586
Fax: 7943 2526