RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Online Course

Course aim:

A person holding a Yachtmaster Ocean qualification is experienced and competent to skipper a yacht on passages of any length in all parts of the world. The course is for those that aspire to blue water cruising or who just want to learn traditional navigation. The course will equip you with the necessary theory skills to carry out an ocean passage as skipper or mate.


Knowledge to the level of RYA Yachtmaster Offshore theory

Whats involved?

This is an eLearning course, but an RYA instructor is on hand to provide as much support as you require, this is done predominately by email, but Skype chats can be organised at pre-arranged times.


Course content:

  • The earth and celestial sphere
  • The PZX triangle
  • The Sextant
  • Measurement of time
  • Meridian altitudes
  • Sun, star and other sightings
  • Compass checking
  • Satellite Navigation systems
  • Great circle sailing
  • Meterology
  • Passage planning
  • Passage making
  • Communications

Course Duration:

Minimum completion time: 5 days

What now?

Pay online, we register your details and then you will be sent all the login details

Delivered by:

Navathome an RYA centre specialising in online courses.

Please read the Terms & Conditions for this course click here

Course fees & Booking:

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Online Course

  By booking your are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions


  • Available
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 days1

Whats included? -

  • Online e-Learning course
  • Support from a Navathome RYA instructor

Additional information: 

  • The course fee is for a 6 month access period to the course, should you need to extend this period for a further period an admin fee will apply. 

How does it all work?

You will recieve a confirmation email from us and an email from Navathome with your log in details so you can start your course.

Your course pack which will include the course book will be posted to you by Navathome, but you don't need to wait for this to start your course.

Carry out the online training course at your own pace. (Maximum 6 months)

If you have any questions at any stage during your course, simply email your Navathome instructor.

On successful completion, you will recieve your certificate in the post.

Computer requirements & Technical support:

Compatible with:

PC, Mac and Linux and mobile devices including iPad and iPhone.

Please be aware this is an entirely ONLINE course so you must be connected to the internet/wifi in order to complete it.

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Windows XP or later

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