The online RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean theory course teaches advanced techniques to those aspiring to blue water cruising and is ideal for holders of the Yachtmaster Offshore certificate who are preparing for their first ocean passage, and for commercial Skippers or Mates planning on operating more than 150nm from a safe haven. This course will introduce you to the principles of astro navigation, the practical use of the sextant, the measurement of time, position fixing by the sun and stars, compass checking and great circle sailing. You’ll also study the concepts of worldwide meteorology, including tropical revolving storms, and passage planning for ocean voyaging.
Astro Navigation: Understanding celestial navigation using the sun, moon, stars, and planets.
Great Circle Sailing: Understanding the shortest route between two points on the Earth’s surface.
Worldwide Meteorology: Studying global weather patterns, including tropical revolving storms.
Ocean Passage Planning: Strategies for planning safe and efficient ocean voyages