Ocean Yacht Master

Ocean Yacht Master Qualifications

This certificate is a qualification that indicates that the holder has sufficient knowledge of celestial navigation to navigate a 24-metre vessel globally using a sextant and to plan, undertake and manage an ocean passage together with a comprehensive understanding of the factors involved with regards to routing and meteorology. The minimum age to obtain this certification is 18.

What are the entry level requirements?

To gain the Yacht Master Ocean certificate, candidates must first hold the Yacht Master Offshore certificate.

What does the Yacht Master ocean theory course consist of?

The course consists of six days of astronavigation and worldwide meteorology. A thorough knowledge of all subjects covered in the Yacht Master Offshore course is assumed. There will be a final written examination on the last day of the course.

It has come to our attention that it has not been made perfectly clear to all Worldwide Yacht Master candidates that this certification is for recreational use only and may never be upgraded to a professional certificate. Therefore, we require all candidates taking a recreational Worldwide Coastal Yacht Master, Offshore or Ocean course to complete an acknowledgement prior to taking the course.

Course Outline

  • The Earth and the celestial sphere
  • The PZX triangle
  • The sextant
  • Measurement of time
  • Meridian altitudes
  • Sun sights
  • Planet sights
  • Starlight planning
  • Star sights
  • The pole star
  • Moon sights
  • Compass checking
  • Satellite navigation systems
  • Great circle sailing
  • Meteorology
  • Passage planning

The Ocean Yacht Master certificate is a qualification that indicates that the holder has sufficient knowledge of celestial navigation to navigate globally using a sextant and to plan, undertake and manage an ocean passage together with a comprehensive understanding of the factors involved with regards to routing and meteorology.

Certificate Limitations:

  • Command of a vessel up to 24 meters in length
  • All Oceans / Anywhere in the world
  • Not for commercial use

Note: Yacht Master Ocean is a recreational course that can be taught in Greek, English, Russian and Turkish language BUT cannot be upgraded to the professional Master of Yachts certificate.

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