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RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased'Learn to Navigate by the Stars'
5 days: £485.00
This is a course in astro-navigation and worldwide meteorology which also reveals the mysteries of the sextant. It assumes a knowledge of all subjects covered in the other shorebased courses. The course is suited to those who wish to go ocean cruising, it will equip you with the skills needed to carry out an ocean passage either as a skipper or mate.
This course is essential preparation for a qualifying passage for the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Examination.
Once you have completed your qualifying 600 mile (minimum) passage you can take the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Oral & Written Exam. Please contact the office to arrange this.
Suggested Previous Experience
RYA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Certificate and Coastal & Offshore yachting or motor cruising.
Astro-navigation, ocean meteorology & passage planning. Includes some practical work.
Includes: RYA training pack and astro navigation handbook.
A non-residential course available over five days commencing Monday at 0930 hrs and ending approximately 1700 Friday. Local accommodation is available to suit all budgets.
Work through the syllabus anywhere in the world at your own pace with distance learning.
RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased
RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Syllabus
The earth and the celestial sphere
The PZX triangle
Measurement of time
Sun, star and other sights
Satellite Navigation Systems
Great circle sailing