RYA Yachtmaster ocean theory

Theory course about celestial navigation and world weather systems for skipper who wants to do an ocean passage.

Using a GPS is good , but what are your options if your equipment or satellites does not work anymore ? Along the coast we can use radar or landmarks to find our position . On the ocean we can only use the heavenly bodies.

Intended for For skippers who wants to undertake an ocean passage
For candidates who wants to take the Yachtmaster ocean practical exam
Recommended pre-course experience RYA Yachtmaster offshore
Assumed knowledge RYA Yachtmaster shorebased certificate
Minimum age 18 years
Course content how does a sextant works
adjustment of a sextant
find our position using the heavenly bodies
position plotting (running fix)
World weather systems
developing of tropical storms
avoiding tropical storms
compass check with the sun
Certification RYA /MCA Ocean shorebased certificate
The certificate is delivered after a successful written exam at the RTC NCP school in Croatia

Certificate of competence Yachtmaster ocean
For the CoC yachtmaster ocean the candidate must take an oral practical exam with a RYA examiner .
The exam candidate must has accomplished a nonstop ocean passage with 600 miles stop as skipper or first mate with the use of a sextant.
The candidate must be involved with the passage planning , route planning, navigation, managing the material , equipment ,goods , water and food , organisation of watches.
He / she must keep a log and position by using the sextant.
The ship must at open sea during minimum 96 hours and stay away at least 50 miles from closest land.

Number of students Minimum 2 - maximum 6
Private tuition is also possible on request
Minimum duration 40 hours + 3 hours written exam
Price 1.050 € per person - discount for groups
RYA Yachtmaster Ocean course package
RYA Yachtmaster Oceaan shorebased exam
RYA Yachtmaster ocean shorebased certificate ( if successful )
Cold & hot drinks during the break
One free reassessment
Not included:
RYA logbook
Divider & plotter
Ability after the course Background knowledge to skipper a yacht on ocean passages
Next course? Advanced medical care
GMDSS General operator certificate
Price & booking & information Click here for prices and courses dates
For booking or questions contact us on vedran.mandura@ncp.hr
Vedran Mandura

20+ years of nautical experience: Skipper, Regattas organizer, NCP Charter RYA training centre manager and sales representative for charters & RYA trainings at NCP&mare

  • Nauticki centar Pina i Mare d.o.o.
  • Obala J. Sizgorica 1
  • 22000 Sibenik - CROATIA
  • M.00385(0)91 3120 232
  • F.00385 (0)22 312 988
Mrs. Lisa W. sailed on
Lisa W. | Italy - Charter guest
Lisa W. | Italy - Charter guest
We would like to thank all the team at NCP for the fantastic service we received during our 2019 Croatia sailing holiday.
From start to finish everything has been first class; Katarina, Antonia and Sandra were really efficient, professional and friendly during initial enquiry to booking and then check in at the Marina. The boat was really immaculate upon delivery, everything in perfect working order. All cleaning team, skipper Ratko and all other staff on the pier C responsive and competent.
We especially appreciated the welcome pack consisting of locally products, wine, biscuits etc all delicious. BRAVI BRAVI BRAVI!!!
We cannot wait to return!
Grand Soleil 37R
Mr. Nikica B. sailed on
Nikica B. | Croatia - Charter guest
Nikica B. | Croatia - Charter guest
Mr. Nikica B., with NCP for over 15 years! Impressions on Marex 320 ACC?
For this size of boat it leaves you speachless, everything is just where it should be, every inch perfectly used. Gives you a feeling of warmth, safety, suprises you with well thought details, in no time you feel at home. Interior, building materials and design of head unit, shower compartment, cabins...you get tired trying to find a mistake, and you are supposed to be on vacation !
Unbelievable maritime capabilities. Easy handling, smooth on the seas, even in rough conditions. And at the cruising speed of 17-19 kts does not consume much diesel.
For the rest you want to know, you have to come and try...
Marex 320