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Yachtmaster Ocean

The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean holder is competent to skipper a ‘red flagged’ yacht (up to 24 m) on passages of any length in all parts of the world.

Superyacht careers

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean is a pre-requisite for MCA Master of Yachts (200gt)/OOW Yachts (500gt) Unlimited and is therefore essential for anyone planning a career as a deck officer on a superyacht.

Oral examination

To qualify for the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence you must successfully complete an oral examination with an approved examiner.

Before your oral exam you must

At Flying Fish we offer a Yachtmaster Ocean Fast Track program which takes an inexperienced sailor all the way to Yachtmaster Ocean in 16 weeks.

If you are already a qualified Yachtmaster Offshore you can book Yachtmaster Ocean Theory and Passage, a package of training which includes the shorebased theory course and the ocean qualifying passage.

  • Yachtmaster Ocean Fast Track

    16 weeks
    The Yachtmaster Ocean Fast Track in Sydney first trains you for your RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate. Then you go on to learn celestial navigation and complete an ocean qualifying passage, in preparation for the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean oral exam.

  • Yachtmaster Ocean Theory

    5 days
    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.

  • Yachtmaster Ocean Theory & Qualifying Passage

    4 weeks
    This course prepares experienced skippers for the prestigious RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence. The programme combines the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory course with an exhilarating Pacific ocean qualifying passage.

Select any course above for more details or click at right for upcoming dates.