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RYA Yachtmaster Ocean

(SCQF level 6)

Nautical Studies & Marine Engineering, Faculty of Nautical

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Mode of Study

Evening

Start Date

TBC

Day(s):

Time:

0:00 - 0:00

Location

Riverside Campus

Cost

£ 510

Overview

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.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

Prior to the course, your navigation skills should be at the standard of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore shore-based course.

If you're working towards your Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence, completion of this shore-based course exempts you from the written exam.

Ideally, you should be at lest 16 years of age but there is no formal age restriction.

What you study

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 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.

After the course

Careers

Candidates successfully completing this course can progress to the following commercial certificates of competency:
  • Chief Mates less than 3000GT.

Teaching

How the course is taught

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.

  • Mode of Study:
    Evening
  • Start Date:
    TBC
  • Day(s):
    Time:
    0:00 - 0:00
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 510