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RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Course (Astro Navigation)


This is a course in astro-navigation and worldwide meteorology which also reveals the mysteries of the sextant. It assumes a knowledge of all subjects covered in the other shorebased courses. Subjects covered include:

1. The earth and the celestial sphere
2. The PZX Triangle
3. The Sextant
4. Measurement of Time
5. Meridian Altitudes
6. Sun, Star and other sights
7. Compass Checking
8. Satellite Navigation Systems
9. Great Circle Sailing
10. Meteorology
11. Passage Planning
12. Passage Making
13. Communications

Courses run for 5 days
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Price £425.00

Next course dates available:

Monday 24 January 2022

Monday 21 February 2022

Monday 28 February 2022

Monday 14 March 2022

Monday 21 March 2022

Monday 25 April 2022

Monday 16 May 2022

Monday 20 June 2022

Monday 18 July 2022

Monday 5 September 2022

Monday 3 October 2022


Please call if you require course dates after these listed

( Accommodation available at a cost of £60 for the week) ! * Please see special offers page!!

Please call for more information.