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Yachtmaster Ocean – Plus 1 day at Sea


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Instructors / Examiners
Simon Bradshaw Instructor
January 27, 2019 9:00 am
February 1, 2019 6:00 pm
SOVREN Nautical Academy, Carrer d'Espartero, 8, Palma
Training vessel:
an RYA training vessel
Crew to Instructor ratio?
Maximum 8:1
What’s included:
Course pack, hand book, day at sea
Previous knowledge?
Experience of longer passages. You must hold Yachtmaster Offshore to proceed to the RYA/MCA exam.

Yachtmaster Ocean – Plus 1 day at Sea


Aigua Sea School is unique in that we run a six-day Ocean course: five days in the classroom and one day onboard taking ‘real sights’. The shorebased syllabus, and the written exam, is fully covered during the five days in the training room. During the time you train with us, the ‘best visibility’ day will be chosen for a full day of practical sextant training. This addition really makes the theoretical skills come to life, as you will take sights in Palma Bay, calculate the time of the meridian, make accurate compass checks, and take practical sights, in real time. Whilst these sights cannot be used in your final exam, they ensure your practical skills match with your theoretical knowledge.

You will be able to access and download the joining Instructions after you have booked and paid for your course.

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DAY 1 to DAY 6

start at 0900, finish is variable

Additional information

The Yachtmaster Ocean certificate of competence is the jewel in the crown of the RYA: to be a Master of Yachts unlimited by mileage. We added a sixth day to our Yachtmaster Ocean course so you can put your newly gained theoretical skills into practice: taking real sights at sea and making real compass checks as the yacht sails through the day. Play with the stars and moon, should the weather permit, and plot your global position, onboard, in real conditions.

We aim to make our Ocean exam candidates the finest in the Med and we believe this course will secure that goal. Using the nautical pages for the current year and the present day you will calculate the time of the meridian for your day at sea; you will take morning sights, noon sights, afternoon sights, moon sights, star sights (the latter two weather permitting). The sextant will feel natural in your hand, the compass checks be clear and uncomplicated; the sight reduction tables not feared but your friend. Our ocean training will make the subject come to life and you will gain so much more confidence in your new skills.

Please note that the day at sea is a training exercise and therefore the sights taken on this trip cannot be submitted for your exam. The ‘sights’ for an assessment must be taken independently by the exam candidate. The Aigua Sea School team will help you prepare for the independent Ocean examination that takes the form of an interview. The Ocean oral examination fee is a separate fee and to be paid directly to the RYA on your exam application fee. The 2018 Ocean exam fee is 159.00GBP.

Upon successful achievement of Yachtmaster Ocean status, and with your certificate commercially endorsed, you can work as a Master of commercial vessels of up to 200gt, subject to the MCA’s codes of practice, worldwide. The Yachtmaster Ocean certificate is also a pre-requisite for the MCA’s Chief Mate, Master 500 and Master 3000 qualifications.

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