RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory
Duration: 5 days including 1 exam
Date: Monday 5 Feb,18 - Friday 09 Feb, 18
The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory course is the first stage in obtaining the prestigious RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence. This course is equally suited to those that aspire to blue water cruising or who just want to learn traditional navigation. The course will equip you with the necessary theoretical skills to carry out an ocean passage as mate or skipper. The course will cover all aspects of ocean navigation with particular emphasis on the use of astro-navigation and worldwide meteorology. The sessions on astro-navigation will unlock the mysteries of the sextant and allow you to confidently take sights at sea to obtain your position and carry out compass checks.
This course will cover important aspects of ocean sailing:
- Using a sextant
- Worldwide Meteorology
- Passage planning and communications at sea.
- Technology improvement available that helps with ocean routeing and weather prediction
- Different information available as various computer programmes, internet sites and satellite/radio broadcasts available to the modern ocean navigator
- Crew management
- Watch keeping
- Water and fuel management
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