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. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.
We regularly organise practical experience in taking sights and plotting positions on board. We can also help you achive your quallifing passage.
We will work with you through the process and review your documentation before submitting for assessment.
you are welcome to borrow one of our sextants and almanacs to help you develop your skills before the practical passage.
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Through our professional careers’ we have created innovative personal development and training programs, gaining UK national awards. We have adopted the same approach in building our yacht training activities. We are seeking to go beyond the course syllabus to build your personal confidence and ability to embrace the spirit of yachting. We are a provider of the RYA interactive training for the leisure and professional courses
We tailor our courses to the capabilities and demands of the clients.
Be it early stage families to adventurous professionals or relaxed cruising we aim to please.
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