Yachtmaster Ocean Theory


Yachtmaster Ocean Theory


Location: Palma Sea School, Paseo Maritimo 38, 07014 Palma de Mallorca

To give all persons intending to go to sea a basic induction in safety procedures & accident prevention & to familiarise them with the employment conditions & working environment on board merchant vessels.


This is a course in passage planning, astro-navigation and worldwide meteorology, which also reveals the mysteries of the sextant. Yachtmaster Ocean certificate is also a pre-requisite for the MCA’s Chief Mate, Master 500 and Master 3000 qualifications.

Pre-course experience / requirements

  • The Earth & the celestial sphere
  • The PZX triangle
  • The sextant
  • Measurement of time
  • Meridian altitudes
  • Sun, star & other sights
  • Compass checking
  • Satellite navigation
  • Great circle sailing
  • Meteorology
  • Passage planning
  • Passage making
  • Communications

Pre-course experience / requirements

Assumes knowledge of all subjects covered in previous shorebased courses (e.g. YM Offshore shorebased)


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Palma Sea School
Paseo Maritimo 38, 07014 Palma de Mallorca


Tel: +34 662 330 493
Tel: +34 971 100 518

Office opening hours: 9am to 1pm.

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