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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 £395.00

Next course dates available:-

Monday 16 December 2019*

Monday 20 January 2020

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Monday 17 February 2020

Monday 6 April 2020

Monday 18 May 2020

Monday 8 June 2020

Monday 20 July 2020

Monday 17 August 2020

Monday 21 September 2020

Monday 2 November 2020


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.