RYA Yachtmaster Ocean

The RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Yachtmaster Ocean qualification is the highest level of certification for experienced sailors who have the knowledge, skills, and experience to skipper a yacht or motorboat on long offshore passages, without the need for frequent recourse to outside help. to start making informed decisions on board.


This course will introduce you to the principles of astro navigation, the practical use of the sextant, the measurement of time, position fixing by the sun and stars, compass checking and great circle sailing.  


You’ll also study the concepts of worldwide meteorology, including tropical revolving storms, and passage planning for ocean voyaging.


  • Assumed knowledge
    Yachtmaster level.
  • Minimum duration
    40 hours study is specified by the RYA.
  • Ability after course
    Theory knowledge to undertake an ocean passage.

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

Online Theory Course


"A challenging course which stretches you but backed up with excellent coaching and instructor support."