Yachtmaster Ocean Theory
Unravel the mysteries of astro navigation, using a sextant, ocean passage making, worldwide meteorology and electronic navigation aids.
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.
Courses are run at our purpose built classroom a few hundred yards from the pretty harbour in the centre of the bustling fishing port of Brixham, Torbay, Devon. Or we now offer them via distance learning, click here to have a look at the taster page, you can then do the assesment papers with us when you come to do your practical course with us
We have a maximum Student to Instructor ratio of 6:1 ensuring high interaction between Student and Instructor. All courses include free refreshments course notes and relevant RYA Publications and Charts. Chart plotter, dividers and almanac available for loan if required.
Courses are run over 5 consecutive days, 3 consecutive weekends.
Please contact us for dates or to arrange a date to suit yourselves, local accommodation can be arranged on request.