Ocean Yachtmaster

Formats: Plymouth classroom based, 5 day or Fri eve, Sat, Sunday x 2 weekends.   Check our calendar for planned dates or give us a call and we will run a date to suit you.

We run courses 52 weeks a year from our light and airy classroom with stunning views over Plymouth Sound.

Accommodation available for intensive courses.

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
  • 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 shorebased course.

If you are working towards your Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence, completion of this shorebased course exempts you from the written exam.

The course is taught over 40 hours with one exam paper. It can be covered as two short sessions, or as an intensive 5 day course.   Includes time taking practical sights on board our Moody 40.

We run courses 52 weeks a year from our light and airy classroom with stunning views over Plymouth Sound. Accommodation available for intensive courses.

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Formats: Plymouth classroom based, 5 day or Fri eve, Sat, Sunday x 2 weekends.   Check our calendar for planned dates or give us a call and we will run a date to suit you.

We run courses 52 weeks a year from our light and airy classroom with stunning views over Plymouth Sound.

Accommodation available for intensive courses.

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
  • 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 shorebased course.

If you are working towards your Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence, completion of this shorebased course exempts you from the written exam.

The course is taught over 40 hours with one exam paper. It can be covered as two short sessions, or as an intensive 5 day course.   Includes time taking practical sights on board our Moody 40.

We run courses 52 weeks a year from our light and airy classroom with stunning views over Plymouth Sound. Accommodation available for intensive courses.