This course is for those aspiring to blue water cruising and is ideal for holders of the Yachtmaster Offshore certificate who are preparing for their first ocean passage.
Unravel the mysteries of astro navigation, using a sextant, ocean passage making, worldwide meteorology and electronic navigation aids. This course is delivered by Navathome, an RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training.
This online course is for those aspiring to blue water cruising and is ideal for holders of the Yachtmaster Offshore certificate who are preparing for their first ocean passage.
Course topics include:
- The earth and the celestial sphere
- Practical guide to use and care of sextant at sea
- Meridian altitudes
- Sun, star and other sights
- Ocean passage planning
When you book your course online, you will be sent an RYA course pack, containing charts, almanac, plotter and dividers as well as a user name and password to log in to the online course.
The study time for this course is usually around 50 hours, although you get access to the course for 6 months (there is an admin fee to extend this period). During this period you get professional help if required from a fully qualified RYA Yachtmaster Instructor.
By completing the booking process you are agreeing to the Navathome terms and conditions found here.
Recommended Reading (all found in our online shop)
G158 Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus and Logbook
G78 Astro Navigation Handbook