At C-MASTERS, we have created a selection of 'must do' courses. After several years of providing training we know which topics and skills are considered complex by students. Most of these topics are covered in the RYA shorebased courses and in practical courses. However, a more intensive training is needed to become a confident skipper.
A typical skill where students experience a huge difference between shorebased theory and practical use on board is celestial navigation. Taking sights with a sextant, calculating and determining the position on a chart are relaxing in a comfortable classroom. However, the same exercise on a moving boat becomes a lot more intensive.
This course is a 'must do' for skippers and navigators, who wish to learn fixing their position using celestial navigation while sailing offshore.
The course is offered as a two-day or four-day training on board of a C-MASTERS yacht.
Please note that this is not a theoretical course. You are expected to already have a basis theoretical knowledge on celestial navigation.
The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean shorebased certificate is highly recommended for this practical course.