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RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory – Course

From: £485.00

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Classroom or One2One

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 the Yachtmaster Offshore certificate who are preparing for their first ocean passage.

Topics covered include:

  • The earth and the celestial sphere
  • A 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 shore-based course.

If you are working towards your Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence, completion of this shore-based 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.

Yacht Sail Training offers a Full range of courses with new courses and dates being added regularly, please check back for further detail on future courses and there dates, If the date you require isn’t available do not hesitate to contact us as we may be able to accommodate.

Traveling To Split, Croatia.

We recommend using the following websites: Flights: skyscanner.net Accommodation: Booking.com or Airbnb.com 

Best arrival airports are: Split or Dubrovnik (if travelling to  Dubrovnik there are connecting ferries or buses to Split which takes approximately 4.5 hours 

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Description

A course in astro navigation, worldwide meteorology and passage planning, which also unravels the mysteries of the sextant.

 Assumed knowledge: Navigation to Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased standard. Coastal and Offshore Sailing.
 Minimum duration: 40 hours plus exam time.
 Minimum age: None
 Course content: 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
 Ability after course: Background knowledge to skipper a yacht on ocean passages.

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Accommodation, Location, Facilities:

We are able to advise on reasonably priced Accommodation near the sea. Tea & Coffee facilities are provided and you are able to purchase lunch just a short walk from the training centre during the 1 hour lunch break provided. 

PLEASE NOTE:

Yacht Sail Training office and facilities are based in Split which is 10 minutes drive from the our home marina base in Kastella Marina. 

(This is also possible by Uber Taxi: Approx €10-€15euros / bus approximately €2.50 or bicycle: 30 minutes cycling).

Standard Course Information:

Most of Yacht Sail Training courses commence at 9am and finish at approximatly 4/5pm  (Unless otherwise stated – please check when confirming your booking)

You will get 1hour for lunch and a further two 15 minute breaks throughout the day.

All classroom courses are taught in English. However some courses can be delivered in Croatian, Italian, Spanish depending on tutor availability please contact us for further information.

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