RYA Yachtmaster Ocean course 

 

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.  It is the highest level of training provided within our RYA program, and highly respected for commercial positions on board of yachts.

 

 

 

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Course content

  • 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

The course is taught over 40 hours with one exam paper. It can be covered as a series of weekend sessions, or as an intensive week-long course.

 

Ability after the course

The training on astronavigation will make your sextant your best friend, and allow you to confidently take sights at sea to obtain your position and carry out compass checks. In addition you'll have a better insight in worldwide meteorology, passage planning and communications for long voyages at sea. Combined with sessions on crew management, watch keeping, victualling, water and fuel management and emergency equipment, this will give you a great knowledge base for putting the theory into practice on an ocean voyage.

 

What's included

  • All course materials
  • Sandwich lunch and coffee/tea
  • Free parking at our premises
  • RYA Ocean certificate when successfully passing the exam

 

Supporting courses

We recommend the C-MASTERS practical celestial navigation course for exercising taking sights and position fixing with a sextant at sea.

 

Supporting books

Books to further enrich your knowledge on ocean passages are RYA Offshore sailing, the RYA Meteorology handbook and the RYA Sea Survival handbook

 

 

Details of this course

Duration :  5 consecutive days or 2 weekends

 

Location: 

  • Kortgene, the Netherlands
  • Brussels area, Belgium

 

Previous experience: Coastal or offshore sailing

 

Assumed knowledge: Knowledge of navigation at level of RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased

 

Number of students: 6

 

Minimum age:  18 years

 

Cost: 1075 Euro

 

 

 

 

 

Register for this course

 

Course dates at our training centre in Zeeland :

  • Course divided over 2 weekend sessions on 5-6 April and 11-13 April - ONE LAST PLACE AVAILABLE

 

 

 


 

 

I loved it and it fully exceeded my expectations

 

 Having an instructor that loves the topic is half way the success. My expectations for this course were high. The instructor was able to exceed them. I'm happy with the outcome and this course made me even more enthousiastic about celestial navigation

 

-- Pedro --

 


 

 

Overview of all our shorebased courses

 

 

RYA Yachtmaster / Coastal Skipper theory

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Advanced shorebased course for skippers of sailing and motor vessels, preparing them for long (day and night) coastal and offshore passages, with lots of emphasis on passage planning, safety and navigation skills.

RYA Day Skipper theory classroom course

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Intermediate theory course for crew members and beginning skippers, which lays the foundation for safe navigation and seamanship. Recommended for all sailors on tidal and non-tidal waters.

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean theory course

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Worldwide weather systems, celestial navigation and preparation of ocean passages, for those eager to cross the ocean and for professional skippers.

 

RYA Diesel Engine course

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Learn the functionality of a diesel engine and how to maintain and repair it.

RYA Radar Operator course

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Shorebased course on the use of radar systems, teaching you how to properly set up the radar system, use it for navigation purposes and to avoid collisions.

 

RYA First Aid course

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This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for skippers and crew of yachts and power boats.

RYA Short Range Certificate VHF course

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One day course including exam for obtaining your VHF GMDSS marine radio certificate

 

 

RYA Sea Survival course

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The RYA Sea Survival training course prepares you for worst case scenarios. Understand what to do in an emergency at sea including abandoning your yacht into a liferaft.

 

RYA Essential Navigation theory course

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Introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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