Theory course about celestial navigation and world weather systems for skipper who wants to do an ocean passage.
Using a GPS is good , but what are your options if your equipment or satellites does not work anymore ? Along the coast we can use radar or landmarks to find our position . On the ocean we can only use the heavenly bodies.
Intended for: For skippers who wants to undertake an ocean passage. For candidates who wants to take the Yachtmaster ocean practical exam
Recommended pre-course experience: RYA Yachtmaster offshore
Assumed knowledge: RYA Yachtmaster shorebased certificate
Minimum age: 18
- how does a sextant works
- adjustment of a sextant
- find our position using the heavenly bodies
- position plotting (running fix)
- World weather systems
- developing of tropical storms
- avoiding tropical storms
- compass check with the sun
RYA /MCA Ocean shorebased certificate. The certificate is delivered after a successful written exam at the RTC NCP school in Croatia
Certificate of competence Yachtmaster ocean
For the CoC yachtmaster ocean the candidate must take an oral practical exam with a RYA examiner .
The exam candidate must has accomplished a nonstop ocean passage with 600 miles stop as skipper or first mate with the use of a sextant.
The candidate must be involved with the passage planning , route planning, navigation, managing the material , equipment ,goods , water and food , organisation of watches.
He / she must keep a log and position by using the sextant.
The ship must at open sea during minimum 96 hours and stay away at least 50 miles from closest land.
Number of students: Minimum 2 - maximum 6. Private tuition is also possible on request
Minimum duration: 40 hours + 3 hours exam
Ability after the course: Background knowledge to skipper a yacht on ocean passages
- RYA Yachtmaster Ocean course package
- RYA Yachtmaster Oceaan shorebased exam
- RYA Yachtmaster ocean shorebased certificate ( if successful )
- Cold & hot drinks during the break
- One free reassessment
- RYA logbook
- Divider & plotter