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Ocean Theory

This course

A course in astro navigation, worldwide meteorology and passage planning, which also unravels the mysteries of the sextant.

Required experience

Navigation to Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased standard.

Minimum duration

40 hours plus exam time.

Minimum age



The earth and the celestial sphere; Practical guide to use and care of sextant at sea; Meridian altitudes; Sun, star and other sights, ocean passage lanning

Certificate issuing criteria

Background knowledge to skipper a yacht on ocean passages.


This is a shorebased course that can be taken in the classroom, online or by distance learning.


£595 (Please ask for one to one or group pricing)

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