RYA Yachtmaster Ocean

Woman taking Sights

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.

This course is classroom based and taught over 5 days (approximately 40hrs)

What will I gain from the Course?

Topics for this course include:

  • The earth and the celestial sphere
  • Practical guide to use and care of sextant at sea
  • Meridian altitudes
  • Sun, star and other sights
  • Use of sight reduction tables
  • Sun, star and other sights
  • Ocean meteorology
  • Ocean passage planning

For a full syllabus click here

How do I book?

Check out the available course dates and then contact us or book online. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Lou or Jim for more information.

Course Name Dates Cost


Luke Vincent, Yachtmaster Theory Course

Jim's teaching style is clear, calm and makes it easy to ask questions. Location and price are good. I would happily recommend for any course, I had a great experience.

Rating 4.5 Top
Kevin Smith, Yachtmaster Theory Course

Course was excellent. Very relaxed, good atmosphere, very well taught (very clear and patient)

Rating 5 Top
Simon Whitehead, Yachtmaster Theory Course

Clear, patient, really good teaching. Great material, notes and slides. Good classroom and good group!!

Rating 4 Top