A course in Astro-navigation and worldwide meteorology. The Yachtmaster Ocean course assumes a knowledge of subjects covered in the Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster Offshore courses. Subjects covered include: The earth and the celestial sphere, The PZX Triangle, the sextant, measurement of time, Meridian altitudes; Sun, Moon, Star and Planet sights; compass checking, satellite navigation systems, meteorology and passage planning.
At Bisham Abbey we run the Yachtmaster Ocean theory course over FIVE days. As with all our courses, numbers are small and often we will have two instructors to the group.
The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean course pack is included in the fee. Over recent years we have developed a variety of teaching aids to enable us to make your Yachtmaster Ocean theory course as interesting as possible. A range of books is also available for you to peruse and purchase at the School during your course if you wish.
All you need to bring is a pair of dividers and a Portland type plotter for the Yachtmaster Ocean course. We do not provide these but can order them for you, if you wish, for the start of the course.
Hours daily are 0900 - 1700hrs.
A light lunch can be purchased within the main centre or bring your own. Hot drinks are available from our coin operated vending machine.
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