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RYA Day Skipper PracticalRYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Theory

The 600 mile Qualifying Passage for RYA Yachtmaster Ocean
A 600 mile Continuous Ocean passage acting as skipper or mate of watch, involved in planning and execution of the voyage including selection of the route, the navigational plan, checking the material condition of the yacht and her equipment, storing spare gear, water and victuals and organising the watch-keeping routine.
During the passage a minimum non-stop distance of 600 miles must have been run by the log, the yacht must have been at sea continuously for at least 96 hours and the yacht must have been more than 50 miles from land while sailing a distance of at least 200 miles.

  • The earth and the celestial sphere
  • The PZX triangle
  • The sextant
  • Measurement of time
  • Meridian altitudes
  • Sun, star and other sights
  • Compass checking
  • Satellite Navigation Systems
  • Great circle sailing
  • Meterology
  • Passage planning
  • Passage making
  • Communications
6 days
RYA theory packs and certificates.
Temporary membership at the Royal Cape Yacht Club
Food
Accommodation
Transport

This is a course in astro-navigation, worldwide meteorology and ocean currents, which also reveals the mysteries of the sextant. By using angles to determine hours, miles and seconds you’ll hone your numerical and technical right hand side of your brain and use it towards becoming a great yachtsman.

Learn to navigate using the sun, moon and stars expand your knowledge on ocean weather and currents

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