RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Astro Navigation

Ocean Yachtmaster is more than just a course.

The Ocean yachtmaster theory course consists of hands on tools for ocean sailing.

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ocean yachtmaster astro navigation by MCA chief mate candidate

There are several key elements to the theory course:

Astro navigation.

Everyone gets to borrow a sextant for the duration of the course and for their passage is required. This lets you really understand the piece of precision equipment.

We aim to mix both the theory course work with everyday sights to bring the course up to date. We also explore the many apps that can assist in identifying planets, stares and their relative positions.


ocean sailing requires a good knowledge of weather systems and forecasting.

we look at how you can obtain weather information in a regular reliable manner using the different technologies available today.

Passage planning

This is an important part of any sailing trip but much more critical when oceans are being crossed. We look at many elements for a successful passage including currents and weather patterns as well as crew and boat management.


We can assist in organising the trip for you to take your sights if not on your qualifying passage. it is however up to you.


You really need to be committed to finish the theory and go on to complete the qualifying skipper passage of 600 nm. After that there is the oral examination where the passage and sights are presented to the examiner.




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