Yachtmaster Ocean Theory

The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory week teaches you celestial navigation, including the use of a sextant. You will leave the course confident that you have the knowledge and skills required to navigate an ocean passage using traditional methods.
6 December
Mon 06 Dec 2021 - Fri 10 Dec 2021
5 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $1,995.00 incl. GST
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24 January
Mon 24 Jan 2022 - Fri 28 Jan 2022
5 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $1,995.00 incl. GST
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18 April
Mon 18 Apr 2022 - Fri 22 Apr 2022
5 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
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5 December
Mon 05 Dec 2022 - Fri 09 Dec 2022
5 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
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Description

Yachtmaster Ocean TheoryThe syllabus includes:

  • The earth and the celestial sphere
  • The PZX triangle
  • The use of a sextant
  • Measurement of time
  • Meridian altitudes
  • The nautical almanac and sight reduction tables
  • Plotting of position lines
  • Sight planning
  • Sun, star and other sights
  • Sight reduction and plotting
  • Ocean meteorology
  • Ocean currents
  • Passage planning and preparation
  • Ocean communication

The Sextant

Following the course you will be familiar with the sextant and sight reduction, and be ready to put your new skills into practice at sea.

What's included

Equipment, tuition and certification.

  • RYA YM Ocean Shorebased

Before you start

You have passed the RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory course or have the equivalent knowledge of navigation and seamanship.

What next?

You now need to complete your a qualifying ocean passage, after which you will be ready to submit your celestial sights to the RYA for an oral examination for the Yachtmaster Ocean certificate of competence.

For a complete package of training including Yachtmaster Ocean theory, Radar, HF Radio and a qualifying passage, see Yachtmaster Ocean Theory and Passage.