Yachtmaster Ocean Theory

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 is ideal for holders of the Yachtmaster Offshore certificate who are preparing for their first ocean passage. 

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 Offshore shorebased course.

If you are working towards your Yachtmaster 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 a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course.

Price: £395pp based on 3 people on the course.

What is included:
Instructor, class room, Light refreshments, teaching materials.

How to book: 
Direct: download the below booking form, complete and send to us. Payment can be made by card over the phone, or bank transfer to the details shown on the booking form. 

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Course Dates

Split Weekends

29 Sept - 1 Oct (3-day Weekend 1)

7-8 October (2-day Weekend 2)

Private tuition is available and can be arranged on whichever date you require. Please call us for details.

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