RYA Ocean Yachtmaster

RYA Ocean Yachtmaster

Yachtmaster Ocean 

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 theYachtmaster 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.

Cost  £375

Courses run at least one week a month, please call for details. We can also arrange accomodation whilst you are with us in Fowey and have preferentail rates with a number of local hotels / B&B’s and Self catered. Why not make it a holiday for the family too! Please call for details