RYA Yachtmaster Ocean
This course covers the specialist skills of navigating and skippering a vessel on an extended passage out of sight of land, and unravels the mysteries of astro navigation, using a sextant, ocean passage making, ocean currents, worldwide meteorology and electronic navigation aids.
This course will be run as a mixture of classroom and online sessions. The classroom sessions will be over a weekend and supplemented with online sessions on Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm, these will be recorded so you can watch them at a later time.
The next course will start as weekly online sessions from the 4th November 2021 and the weekend session will be arranged between Jan-Mar (to be agreed with students)
Some sea-going experience is desirable.
Navigation to Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore standard is a sensible pre-requisite for this course.
Successful students will be issued with an RYA ‘Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased Course Completion Certificate’.
In addition to the course fee (£350) an additional amount is payable for RYA course assessment pack (£50). You will also need chart plotting instruments which will be available for you to buy at the start of the course (£25).
Some syllabus headings
Meteorology: pressure and prevailing winds in the oceans, tropical revolving storms.
Navigation: sextant, understanding time zones, using the sun, moon, stars and planets to fix your position, checking your compass during an ocean cruise, using satellite navigation systems, passage planning.
What do students say about this course?
“This course with Trent was extremely well planned, organised and executed” – Ian
“An amazing teacher, anyone who attends her sessions is extremely lucky! – Ros
“Everything about this course and Trent Sea Training is run very well. Thank you” – Sue