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.

 

 

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MASTERCLASS: Practical Celestial Navigation

 

Course content

The course is offered as a two-day or four-day training on board of a C-MASTERS yacht.

  • Preparing and executing a passage plan and routing plan
  • Taking sights with a sextant
  • Using a nautical almanac and sight reduction tables
  • Calculating and plotting estimated lines of position, and position fixes
  • Sailing during daytime and night-time (four-day course)

Please note that this is not a theoretical course. You are expected to already have a basis theoretical knowledge on celestial navigation.

 

What's included

  • Accommodation on board of a C-MASTERS yacht
  • Training and coaching by a Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor
  • Food and drinks on board
  • Fuel and mooring fees
  • Free parking at our premises

 

Supporting courses

The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean shorebased certificate is highly recommended for this practical course.

 

 

Details of this course

Required knowledge: On the level of RYA Yachtmaster Ocean shorebased

 

Required experience: Experience in sailing offshore, during day and night. 

 

Duration: Either as 2 days, or as 4 days. 

 

Dates

  • Two-days course from 25 to 26 January

 

Cost:

  • Two-day course      375 euro
  • Four-day course     732 euro

 

 

 

Overview of all our C-MASTERCLASSES

 

 

Navigation @ Night

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Practical Radar use

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Passage Planning

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Diesel Engine + Power Handling

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Safety on board

safety-materials-on-boardPractical course to learn the key messures to improve the safety of your crew and yacht, covering the use of safety materials and emergency procedures (e.g. MOB) on board of a C-MASTERS yacht

Practical Celestial Navigation

practical-celestrial-navigationPractical offshore course on one of our C-MASTERS yachts on practicing taking sights using a sextant, and determining your position with celestial navigation

 

 

Contact C-MASTERS

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+31 85 130 64 26

 

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               4485 PL   Kats

               The Netherlands

 

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