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Yachtmaster Ocean

Yachtmaster Ocean

This course covers celestial navigation, ocean passage planning, meteorology including rotating tropical storms, and electronic navigation aids. The course includes the use of a sextant and the theory of how to convert this information to provide positional data. It's considered a theoretical course, but with Neptuno, you will have a substantial amount of hands-on work, including sextant observations.

What do you need to take the Yachtmaster Ocean course?

This is the ideal course for individuals holding the Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore certificate who are preparing for their first ocean passage. It's also suitable for captains or commercial officers planning to operate in unlimited areas.

Possess a RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate of competence.
Hold a Restricted Radio Operator Certificate (VHF only) or a GMDSS Short Range Certificate or a higher grade marine radio certificate.
Hold a valid First Aid certificate (STCW or RYA)
Pass the Yachtmaster Ocean oral examination.

What will you learn with the Yachtmaster Ocean?

You will learn everything you need to know in order to undertake your first ocean passage.

Representation of the Earth

You will learn everything your surroundings have to offer you to provide information, such as: the Earth and the celestial sphere, the PZX Triangle, the sextant, time measurement, meridian altitudes, the Sun, stars, and other signals.

Maritime Tools

Knowing how to use the most important objects as guides, such as compass checks, satellite navigation systems, or orthodromic navigation.


Interacting with the sea is not only about physical skill; theoretical resources you've learned, such as meteorology, passage planning and execution, and communications, are also very important.

Prices for the Yachtmaster Ocean Course

To attain the Yachtmaster Ocean certificate, you'll need to complete both the theoretical and practical parts.
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Yachtmaster Ocean


5 Day Intensive Theory Course


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It's important to consider the requirements to be eligible for the Yachtmaster Ocean oral examination.
You must be at least 18 years old, have completed an ocean passage as skipper or as mate while on a passage, the log must show a non-stop run of at least 600 miles, the yacht must have been at sea continuously for at least 96 hours, and the yacht must have been more than 50 miles from land while sailing a distance of at least 200 miles. Lastly, all qualifying sea time must be within the 10 years prior to the examination

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Preparing The Boat
Preparing The Boat
Setting The Main Sail
Setting The Main Sail
Full Speed
Full Speed
Going Upwind
Going Upwind
Working The Winch
Working The Winch
Calculating Courses
Calculating Courses
Learning Theory
Learning Theory
Positioning on a Chart
Positioning on a Chart
VHF Radio Course
VHF Radio Course
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The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Course is an advanced nautical training program that focuses on ocean navigation and the skills required for long offshore passages.

To enroll in the course, you need to hold an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore certification and meet certain requirements for navigation experience.

During the course, skills in celestial navigation, ocean passage planning, meteorology, sextant use, and management of vessels on long voyages are developed.

You must hold an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate and valid radio operator and first aid certificates.

The course consists of theoretical and practical modules that cover ocean navigation, passage planning, meteorology, and other related topics.

The exam assesses your skills in celestial navigation, sextant use, passage planning, and knowledge of ocean navigation.

The Yachtmaster Ocean qualification enables holders to conduct ocean passages and work in the maritime industry, both on recreational yachts and commercial vessels.

The course is conducted at our facilities in the Olympic Port of Barcelona, where we provide high-quality training.

You can enroll in the course by visiting our website and following the indicated enrollment process.

he course can span several days, depending on the schedule. It includes theoretical and practical modules, as well as the final exam.

The RYA training system offers several advantages that we recommend to our students due to its effectiveness:

  • Excellence in learning to sail.
  • Content focused on practical navigation and improving specific skills.
  • Internationally recognized certification valid for sailing worldwide.
  • Easy and fast acquisition of professional credentials.

Yes, Escuela Náutica Neptuno is an approved center by the Royal Yacht Association. We are registered as "Neptun Maritime Training" and comply with all RYA requirements.
If you're seeking a comprehensive and globally recognized nautical education, the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Course at Escuela Náutica Neptuno is your ideal choice. We invite you to join us on this exciting nautical learning journey!

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