RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased

Largs Yacht Haven

Unravel the mysteries of astro navigation, using a sextant, ocean passage making, worldwide meteorology and electronic navigation aids.

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.

Topics covered 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

Prior to the course your navigation skills should be at the standard of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore shorebased course.

If you are working towards your Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence, completion of this shorebased course exempts you from the written exam.

The course is taught over 40 hours with one exam paper. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.

Included in the price :

  • 40 hours of tuition
  • students pack
  • prep. materials
  • certification
  • tea and coffee
  • snacks


  • Largs Yachthaven
  • Great bus and train links
  • Free parking available
Form Location Price
2 x 3 Consecutive Days (over consecutive weekends: Sat to Mon) Largs/Zoom £445
3 Consecutive Weekends Largs/Zoom £445
6 Consecutive Days Largs/Zoom £445
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