Yachtmaster Ocean Theory


This is an advanced course taught in English for those wanting to proceed to the Yachtmaster Ocean Certification.

This course covers Celestial/Astro navigation, Ocean Passage Planning, Meteorology including Tropical Revolving Storms and Electronic Navigation Aids

The course included use of a sextant and the theory of how to convert this information to give you positional information.

All materials required are included in the course fee.

If you are working towards your Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence, completion of this shore-based course exempts you from the written exam during your Yachtmaster Ocean oral examination.


Hold a RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence.

A restricted (VHF only) Radio Operators Certificate or a GMDSS Short Range Certificate or higher grade of marine radio certificate.

A valid first aid certificate

To qualify for your Yachtmaster Ocean Oral Examination you will need:

To be at least 18 years old

Completed an Ocean passage as skipper or mate of watch [see below]

During the passage a minimum non-stop distance of 600 miles must have been run by the log, the yacht must have been at sea continuously for at least 96 hours and the yacht must have been more than 50 miles from land while sailing a distance of at least 200 miles

All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam


Monday to Friday 0900 -1700

Additional information


Yachtmaster Ocean Shore Based Completion Certificate

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If there are no courses scheduled or that suit your itinerary, please do get in touch and we will see if we can work something out.
Once you have booked your course you will also need to fill in our health declaration.

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