Course Price.

700€ +iva


5 days.

A 5 day course during which you will learn to unravel the mysteries of astro navigation, using a sextant, ocean passage making, worldwide meteorology and electronic navigation aids.

This course is for those aspiring to blue water cruising and preparing for their first ocean passage and is for holders of the RYA Yachtmaster  Offshore certificate who are moving on the the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean certificate of competence.

Topics covered include:

  •       The earth and the celestial sphere
  •       Practical guide to use and care of sextant at sea
  •       Meridian altitudes
  •       Sun, star and other sights
  •       Ocean passage planning

Prior to the course your navigation skills should be at the standard of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster TM Offshore shorebased course.

If you are working towards your Yachtmaster TM Ocean Certificate of Competence, completion of this shorebased course exempts you from the written exam.

The course is taught over 40 hours with one exam paper. It can be covered as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning online.

For online courses please contact us via Enquire button below.

If working towards the Certificate of Competence, once you have completed this theory course you will need to complete your ocean passage and astro navigational sights in preparation for your final oral exam. If you would like as to help with the organisation of this and the final exam please ask for availability and cost.

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