One of the Top GUEST Steward/ess Schools in the World

The SYSA GUEST steward/ess course is regarded as one of the top three GUEST approved steward/ess training courses in the world. This statement was recently made by the Director of the GUEST Program and Chief Auditor of the programme, Joey Meen. We are regularly audited by the Auditors of the GUEST Programme to ensure that these…

Multi-Award Winner

At the Monaco International Boat Show in 2013, SYSA received the PYA (Professional Yachting Association) Award for the Steward/ess school with the largest number of successfully issued certificates of any GUEST Steward/ess school in the world.  We have received this accolade every year since joining the GUEST Programme. Steward/ess Course    

Best Stew Award 2018

SYSA Steward/ess student Carli Steenkamp received the Best Stew Award 2018 at the ACrew First International Crew Awards ceremony held in Nice, France in October 2018. Steward/ess Course

The only GUEST Internationally Accredited Steward/ess Course in Cape Town

SYSA is internationally accredited with several Yachting bodies and is also a Regional Office for the GUEST programme in South Africa. We are the only Super Yachting training school in Cape Town approved to offer this internationally accredited steward/ess course and one of the longest running GUEST approved steward/ess courses in the world- like always-…

Nearly 100% Employment Success Rate of our Past Steward/ess Graduates

We have a nearly 100% success rate in past SYSA Steward/ess graduates finding employment on board yachts – a fact that we are very proud of!  We are often contacted directly by Captains and Chief Stews specifically requesting our school’s graduates and many of our former students employ newbies who are also SYSA trained, because…

60% Discount GUEST Programme

Our SYSA 5 day GUEST Interior Steward/ess course is priced at R 7 500.  Compared to this same course and qualification overseas, it comes to a 60% discount!  (Some GUEST Training Providers in Europe sell this same course for up to R 20 000!).  Due to our favourable exchange rate, as well as the international…

12 000 Members and Voted “Most Popular Group”

Isobel Odendaal, co-owner of SYSA and Principal of the SYSA GUEST Steward/ess programme, is the Administrator and founder of a Facebook group for Yacht Steward/esses where 12 000 members ask for advice and share industry-related tips daily. It was chosen as “The Most Popular Group to Follow for Yachties”- by an internationally acclaimed yachting publication!…