The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory course looks at passage planning, astro-navigation and worldwide meteorology,as well as exploring and solving the mysteries of the use of a sextant!
The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean certificate is also a pre-requisite for the MCA’s Chief Mate, Master 500 and Master 3000 qualifications.
- 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
- Passage planning
- Passage making
Pre-course experience / requirements
Assumes knowledge of all subjects covered in previous shorebased courses (e.g. YM Offshore shorebased)