5 day Shore Based Classroom course

40/50 hour Online Home Study option

COURSE FEE: Classroom US$945 – Online US$550

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Yachtmaster Ocean is the pinnacle of the RYA Sail Cruising & Yachtmaster Scheme.

In addition to this theory course there are criteria to be met before sitting the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean examination but, once this is passed, you are considered to be a “Global Sailor” sufficiently qualified to take a yacht anywhere in the world in any conditions.

A pre-course minimum experience level of coastal & offshore sailing is suggested, and it is assumed you have a pre-course experience level of navigation to Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Theory

Theory Course Syllabus Details

Once you have completed this theory course you may wish to add a further week with us taking our Yachtmaster Ocean Preparation course that puts all the theory into practice with experienced instruction on how to prepare for your non stop ocean passage.

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RYA Astro Navigation HandbookCourse Content: Introduction to navigation & safety.

Course Schedule:

  • Classroom: 08:00 Monday – 18:00 Friday.
  • Online: 40/50 hours of home study with an online tutor. Course completion should be within 6 months of registration but this is extendable for a small additional fee.

Ability after Course:  Background knowledge to skipper a yacht on ocean passages.

Classroom Course Fees to include:

  • All course materials and loan of navigation equipment.
  • Course completion certificate.
  • Waterfront classroom.

Online Course Fee to include:

  • All course materials delivered to a UK address. Please add US$50 (UK£30) for secure DHL delivery outside UK.
  • Online tutor to guide and assist throughout the course.
  • Course completion certificate.
  • Course is delivered by Navathome.

Recommended Pre-Course Study
You may wish to undertake some pre study before you join us. We offer some suggestions at our North American online Store and our UK Online Store

  • We believe that flexibility is key if we are to deliver the course you want, when you want it.
  • Course schedules are established on a demand basis subject to bookings received. Please click here for our current schedule.
  • Let us know your time frame and we will do our utmost to fit you in.

To assist with your planning we offer some suggestions for Accommodation and Travel


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We train all year round! With our fleet of 3 yachts and team of RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Instructors, we can offer most courses, most of the time.
Contact Us and tell us which course you would like to take and when!

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