Online Yachtmaster Ocean Theory

On the Yachtmaster Ocean Theory course learn how to plan passages across oceans and become a blue water sailor!

Day Skipper Theory

  • Full course price £295
  • Online course
  • Course provided in partnership with Skippers Online Ltd.



Course aims:

If you dream of blue water cruising but don’t know where to start, then this Yachtmaster Ocean Theory course will help you prepare for your first ocean passage. It is equally suited to people who just want to know more about astro navigation and using sextants. By the end of the course you will be able to plan an ocean passage, know about weather routing, and have an understanding of Astro Navigation.  

Course content:

This course comprises 13 online lessons and numerous self-assessment exercises:

  • Introduction & Basic Astro Navigation Theory
  • Using a Sextant
  • Meridian Passage
  • Sun Sights
  • Plotting Your Position
  • Planet Sights
  • Moon Sights
  • Star Sights
  • Latitude by Polaris (The Pole Star)
  • Compass Check by Sun’s Amplitude
  • Ocean Weather & Tropical Storms
  • Passage Planning
  • Satellite, HF communications and obtaining weather data

Included in the course price:

  • 12 months access
  • Instructor Support 365 days a year
  • Student Pack (2 charts, training almanac & course handbook)
  • RYA chart-plotter software
  • 15 fully-narrated lessons including embedded quizzes with instant feedback
  • 15 self-assessment exercises with fully worked answers 
  • Radar Training
  • Mock Exams with automatic feedback
  • 3 Final Online Exams with detailed instructor feedback and unlimited attempts. You can arrange your own invigilator
  • Unlimited free exam resits
  • RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course Completion Certificate to support your practical course, professional qualification or MCA Master 200 Oral Exam
  • Download lessons to run offline on iPads, iPhones and Android Devices
  • 2 Years further access to training materials once you’ve completed the course
  • UK Delivery by First Class Post

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