RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Course
£275.00 Single Candidate
£440.00 Joint Course
Yachtmaster Ocean Syllabus
The course assumes a prior knowledge of coastal navigation. The recognition of the stars and navigational planets is explained together with the use of a sextant. Electronic instrumentation, now in everday use, is a vital part of the course. Meteorology and climatology and the planning of ocean passages, complete the syllabus.
The syllabus includes the following subjsts; The Celestial Sphere, Time and Angle Measurement, Altitudes and Latitude by Meridian Altitude, Position Line by the Tabular Method, Stellar and Planetary Observations, SPecial Observations, Pracitcal Astro Observations, Ocean Meteorology and Climatology, Calculator and Satellite Navigation, Ocean Cruising and Passage Planning.
The course material includes 10 study modules which are provided on CD, Extracts from the Nautical Almanac , Practise Astro Tables, personal tuition, RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean shorebased assessment and certificate.
The course is based on 40 hours of study. Full tutor support is provided for 12 months.