RYA Ocean Shorebased
To learn the the art of “Astro Navigation” and the key concepts of planning Ocean Passages. This is an advanced navigation course aimed at Blue Water sailors, anyone crossing the Atlantic (or other Oceans), Super Yacht Deck Officers and Commercial Yacht Skippers planning on operating more than 150NM from a safe haven.
Five days (0930 to 1700). Available dates can be found at the bottom of this page.
Candidates should have navigation, passage planning and meteorology knowledge up to RYA Yachtmaster Offshore level and have some practical experience of putting this knowledge into practice.
The course covers celestial navigation, worldwide meteorology and passage planning. The majority of the course is spent developing understanding of how to use the sextant, how to apply corrections and how to then calculate your position using the sun, moon, stars and planets.
We provide all the tables, sextants and other tools for this course. During the week we will also cover the written exam required for completing the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster oral exam.
- 5 days of instruction
- Use of sextant, charts and publications
- Ocean shorebased exercise pack
- Plotting Sheets
- RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased written exam
- RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased certificate
- Free parking
- 1 year free introductory membership to the RNLI
What's Not Included:
Recommended Pre-Course Reading and Useful Books:
If the dates below do not suit you please let us know. We may be able to offer something else, particularly if you are booking several months in advance. The date below signifies the start date of the five day course.
Why choose Stormforce Coaching for this course?:
We have two Ocean Yachtmaster Instructors on our full time permanent staff and one Ocean Examiner. While he does not examine our own students he helps us ensure we are pitching the course at the right level for candidates going on to take the MCA Yachtmaster Ocean exam.
Our classroom is equipped with two sextants and all of the ocean charts and publications that will be discussed on your course. As with all of our training, we ensure you learn using the real thing rather than pictures on a screen.
We ran our first Ocean course in 2002. Our first time pass rate for our Yachtmaster Ocean candidates who have gone on to take the MCA/RYA Ocean exam is 100%.
Individual Person Price: £495
Please call the office on 02380 231 122 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to book this course.
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