Yachtmaster Ocean

 

For whom is that course?

 Experienced navigators. Those wishing to go for a Yachtmaster Ocean.

 

Theory background

 

 Navigation to coastal skipper and Yachtmaster

 

Course content

 

 Astro-navigation and worldwide meteorology course.

  • The earth and the celestial sphere

  • The PZX triangle

  • The sextant

  • Measurement of time

  • Meridian altitudes

  • Sun, star and other sights

  • Compass checking

  • Satellite navigation systems

  • Great circle sailing

  • Meteorology

  • Passage planning

  • Passage making

  • Communications

 

Duration

 

 Min 40 hours plus assessment

 

Examination

 

 A set of assessment papers should be worked to provide an objective test of  ability at the end of the course.

 

Certificate

 

 Yachtmaster Ocean shorebased course completion certificate to those that  have successfully completed the course

Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory

 

For whom is that course?

 Experienced navigators. Those wishing to go for a Yachtmaster certificate of  competence

 

Theory background

 

 Navigation to Day skipper standard

 

Course content

 

 Offshore and coastal navigation, pilotage and meteorology. The course starts  with a revision of the day skipper topics before getting into details in the  following

  • Position

  • The magnetic compass

  • Tides

  • Tidal streams

  • Buoyage

  • Lights

  • Pilotage

  • GPS and chart plotters

  • Echo sounders

  • Logs

  • Deck Log

  • Meteorology

  • International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

  • Safety at sea

  • Navigation in restricted visibility

  • Passage planning

  • Marine environment

 

Duration

 

 Min 40 hours plus assessment

 

Examination

 

 A set of assessment papers should be worked to provide an objective test of  ability at the end of the course.

 

Certificate

 

 Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster shorebased course completion certificate to  those that have successfully completed the course

 

Day Skipper theory

For whom is that course?

 This is the minimum requirement by the RYA, for everyone that wants to do  the Day skipper practical course and will give a sound background knowledge.

 

Theory background

 

 None, although speaking English is essential.

 

Course content

 

 Basic seamanship and introduction to navigation and meteorology

  • Nautical terms and parts of a boat

  • Ropework

  • Anchorwork

  • Safety

  • International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

  • Definition of position, course and speed

  • Navigational charts and publications

  • Compass

  • Chartwork

  • Tides and tidal streams

  • Visual aids to navigation

  • Meteorology

  • Passage planning

  • Navigation in restricted visibility

  • Pilotage

  • Marine environment

 

Duration

 

 Min 40 hours plus assessment

 

Examination

 

 A set of assessment papers should be worked to provide an objective test of  ability at the end of the course.

 

Certificate

 

 Day Skipper shorebased course completion certificate will be awarded to those  that have successfully completed the course

Essential Navigation and Seamanship

For whom is that course?

 For everyone that wants to go to sea.

 

Theory background

 

 None, although speaking English is essential.

 

Course content

 

 The course covers the basics in the following topics

  • Chart overview, terms and publications used for navigation

  • Buoyage

  • Plotting a position, measuring distance

  • Position Fix, heading

  • Safety onboard

  • Anchoring

  • Tides

  • Electronic navigation

  • Rules of the road

  • Sources and terms of weather forecasts

  • Pilotage

  • Passage planning

 

Duration

 

 Min 16 hours

 

Examination

 

 There is no formal assessment. Candidates should have taken a full and  active part in the course and performed adequately throughout.

 

Certificate

 

 Essential Navigation and Seamanship course completion certificate