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RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory - On Line Course

This is a distance learning course you can buy on line from Classic Sailing. This is a world recognised course which teaches astro navigation (navigating by sun, stars and planets) and worldwide meteorology. How to avoid hurricanes, compass testing, principles and limitations of satellite navigation systems, routing charts, the mysteries of sextant adjustments and more.

You can learn to use a sextant and bring down the sun to the horizon at midday on many of our ocean going vessels but few crew or skippers have the time to go through all the calculations to give yourself a position.

Assumed knowledge is the content in Day Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Syllabuses.

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RYA Yacht Ocean Theory Online Course

RYA Yacht Master Ocean Theory Online Course is the top online course for anyone interested in developing there navigation skills to an Ocean going  level. This course will give you comprehensive knowledge needed when you’re afloat, for navigation, safety and ocean passage planning.

RYA Interactive courses can be taken anytime, anywhere and at your own speed. All you need is a computer and the internet. The course is likely to take between 60 and 70 hours.

Top reasons to take the online course

  • Flexibility - anytime, anywhere, at your own speed
  • Simplicity - easy to use, interactive and full of great graphics
  • Supporting your knowledge - an ideal accompaniment to your practical course
  • Complements other courses - a great starting point before doing the RYA Yacthmaster Ocean Theory Course
  • Real skills - use real skills alongside online technology
  • Best advice - written by top RYA instructors, created by award winning designers
  • Learn it, try it, test it - practice what you’ve learnt before taking the test

Why you should choose this course

The course includes immediate access to the online course, the RYA pack posted first class from the UK within 1 working day. The assessment and an RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Instructor help to provide you with feedback and assistance during your course. 

NB: There is an initial course access period of 6 months, after which time a course extension fee of £30 will be required. The course access period is activated when you make payment.

Pre-course requirements

Students wishing to achieve the RYA Ocean theory certificate Ocean Yachtmaster should be at Coastal / Yachtmaster level with their exiting theory.

Even with lots of sailing experience it would be difficult to complete this course without any formal theory training.

Apart from a thorough knowledge of position fixing and plotting the course requires a good understanding of latitude and longitude.

There is no where and no company providing an ocean theory course as good as this one. I have had nothing but fantastic feedback for this comprehensive detailed course.

The animated diagrams show you not only how to do sight reductions but why and how it all works.

Top tips like how to adjust the index mirror of your sextant. 

Priced at £315 the Ocean Yachtmaster Theory course is, without doubt, the very best ocean course available. 

It perfect for those who have a passion for sailing and navigation. 

It is not just about finding position from stars and planets, it covers weather, passage planning, watch keeping and much more.

Topics covered include:

  • 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 planning
Privacy Information for your Online Course

The following two drop downs explain the process for Classic Sailing to log you onto the course of your choice. 

RYA Day Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Courses Important Privacy Information

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with Navathome via www.navathome.com. This training website and database is held and maintained on a secure server. Navathome is an RYA training centre which specialises in online navigation training and will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.

 

Your payment information will be collected by “name of agent” on behalf of Navathome.  This information is collected by “name of agent” and is not passed on to any other organisation. Payment information for the purpose of logging you into the Navathome admin will not be retained once the payment is made. Your name and email address will be entered on www.navathome.com in order to create your user account. Your postal address will be provided in order to send your student pack. You will have access to the site for six months in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Navathome and may be available to “name of agent” who may have access to the Navathome database. This period maybe extended should you wish to extend your course access.

On completion of your course, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows Navathome to record your certification. Your Instructor will not hold any information for the purposes of Navathome student support after this date.  Please note that this agent may hold information to enable provision of other training not associated with the Navathome course.

Should you not complete the course in the given time frame, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course. This information allows Navathome to retain a record of coursework you have completed.

If you would like your personal data removed from www.navathome.com prior to the end of your access period or at any time before you have completed your course, you can request it by email.  Please contact info@navathome.com  giving your name and email address and the course you would like to delete. Please note that if you request deletion of your account before you have completed your course, your access to the course and records of your progress will be lost.

If you would like details of your online course removing from the Navathome database when you have completed the course, please email your request to info@navathome.com giving your name and email address. Please note that removal of course details from the Navathome database, means that any certification gained as a result of this course will not be verifiable by Navathome, nor would Navathome be able to help with a replacement certificate.

Full details of how Navathome will deal with your personal information is given in the Navathome terms and conditions.

Essential Navigation and PPR Courses with the RYA, Important Privacy Information

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in www.ryainteractive.org. This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.

Your name and email address will be entered on www.ryainteractive.org in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course. 

Instructional support will be provided by this training centre for a period of Classic Sailing LTS from the date of your course booking.

On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA's central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required.

After one year from the date of your enrolment on a course, your user account will be removed from www.ryainteractive.org.

Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access www.ryainteractive.org.

For the duration of your access to the site, your data will be held in accordance with the RYA Interactive Data Policy, Terms and Conditions.

If you receive a digital certificate downloaded from the RYA Interactive site on completion of your course, your name, address, date of birth and certificate details will be transferred to the RYA database and held in accordance with the RYA’s Privacy Policy.

More information

You can book your course on line below and be working straight away on the sections where the RYA pack is not needed. Your RYA pack, containing your charts, RYA almanac, RYA course notes, and course plotter, will be posted first class post within 1 working day, see below for postal details outside the UK.

  1. Use the Paypal link below to pay for the course. 

  2. We will then create an RYA account for you, enroll you onto the course and send you your Username and Password

  3. You can start learning!

Protecting Your Personal Data whilst you are learning - A Data Sharing Statement from the RYA

Addresses outside Europe: If your forwarding address for the start up pack is outside Europe we need to use a courier service to ensure delivery. The pack is quite bulky so there is an additional postal charge of £30 for addresses in the USA and Canada and £40 for the rest of the world.  We will be adding outside Europe postal charges to our on line payment shortly but in the interim please ring us on 0044 (0)1872 580022 with your delivery address and we'll sort out the payment.

Remember: There is an initial course access period of 6 months, after which time a course extension fee of £30 will be required. The course access period is activated when you make payment.

An instructor supplied by Navathome.com will be on hand every step of the way, so if you need additional help or have any questions, you will not be alone. 

This course from Classic Sailing is delivered by Navathome, a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training.

NB: There is an initial course access period of 6 months, after which time a course extension fee of £30 will be required. The course access period is activated when you make payment.

The Course is subject to Navathome Terms and Conditions.

By booking this course you agree to Navathome Terms and Conditions.

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