Gain the theoretical knowledge to skipper a yacht anywhere.
The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean theory course covers all aspects of ocean navigation with particular emphasis on the use of astronavigation and worldwide meteorology. It can be run over a minimum of 5 days in a classroom or online in the comfort of your own home. Some schools add an extra day to the course in order that you can get out on a boat and practice taking some sights. These sights do not, however, count towards the sights needed before sitting the oral exam which leads to the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence.
Min Age: None
Previous Experience Required
- RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence for those intending to ultimately gain the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence
- The earth and the celestial sphere
- Practical guide to use and care for the sextant at sea
- Meridian altitudes
- Sun, star and other sights
- Ocean passage planning
- Ocean Meteorology
Abilities gained after the course
On successful completion you will have gained enough knowledge to navigate anywhere in the world using astro-navigation techniques and electronic navigation equipment.
RYA Astro Navigation Handbook ISBN: 9781906435097
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