The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory course covers the theory sections of the RYA syllabus so that you can sit the written part of the exam with confidence. The programme covers celestial navigation, satellite navigation systems, great circle sailing, meteorology and passage planning.
(Further practical passage-making is necessary to meet the requirements of an oral exam.)
Candidates wishing to gain the Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence need to have completed the theory component as well as taking sights at sea. They also need to hold a valid Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence.