Quaystage Training RYA Sailing School

Shorebased Courses

RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Theory

The Ocean Yachtmaster is an advanced theory course and is aimed at those who wish to progress to the highest level in their navigation. This fascinating course will help you to understand the mysteries of navigation that have occupied the minds of generations of mariners.

Course content

  • Astronavigation
  • Meteorology
  • Ocean passage planning


  • 5 days or 3 weekends 

Previous experience required

  • You must have a good knowledge of chartwork and meteorology (RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore level)
  • You do not need any prior knowledge of astronavigation

Successful course outcome

At the successful completion of the course and exam, students will be awarded the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased Certificate. After a qualifying passage and a RYA Aural Exam you can add this to your Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence.


  • RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Theory Course Pack
  • The course is held in our classroom and includes all course materials, morning and afternoon tea. 
  • Lunch is not included.


Book the RYA Ocean  Online Course