RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Online Course

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Online Course

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RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Online Course Overview

This course teaches you astro navigation, ocean passages, worlwide meteorology, and the practical skills required to use a Sextant for Ocean Navigation.

What You Can Do With An RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Qualification

The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean qualification is a bolt-on to your Yachtmaster Offshore theory certification which upgrades your commercial licence to allow you to skipper vessels worldwide with no restrictions.

For the cruiser, it teaches you about ocean currents and global weather patterns which will give you the knowledge you need to undertake ocean crossings and worldwide cruising on your own boat.

What You Get in This RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Course

On booking your course with us you will receive your immediate RYA log in details for 12 months access to the course website and app (app coming soon). We will post your Student Training Pack to you within 24 hours via express delivery.

In your RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Course pack you will receive:

  • 'RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased Notes’ revision book
  • RYA Exercises and Course info booklet
  • RYA Nautical Alamanc Extracts
  • RYA Sight Reduction Tables
  • Ardent Training Sight Reduction Proformas
  • Ardent Training Plotting Sheets
  • 2b mechanical chartwork pencil
  • Soft chartwork rubber
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You will gain access to:

  • Our 'Knowledge Base' for extra learning resources.
  • The 'Communities - Student Forum', a place to engage with other students and Instructors.
  • LIVE SUPPORT from our Instructors via our chat window, email, by phone or video calls between 0800 and 2000 (UK time) 364 days a year.
  • RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Certificate on completion of the course and assessment.
  • 50 hours of video and written content for 12 months

How Is The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Online Course Delivered?

We cover all the course material in text AND video so that you can choose which works best for you.

You will be led through the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean online course module by module with each module broken up into lessons and knowledge checks. We have designed the lessons to be as engaging as possible and the knowledge checks are implemented to consolidate your knowledge and keep you on track when completing our RYA online courses.

At the end of each module there will be a 'module assessment.' These will be made up of the official RYA exercise questions and will give you some familiarity of what the final exam will look like. Your answers to the module assessments are checked by our qualified instructors, your results are saved, and you'll be given personal feedback on your progress.

Have a question? Ask away, we have instructors on hand 7 days a week to answer your queries!

Still not sure? Why not check out our free trial.

What About The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Exam?

Once all the Yachtmaster Ocean coursework has been completed, we will help you decide if you are ready for the online RYA Yachtmaster Ocean exam. The Yachtmaster Ocean exam is two hours and it's all completed at home, in a format that you will be familiar with from the Yachtmaster Ocean module assessments, and you'll be given feedback from your examiner.

There are no extra fees for the exam (unless you need it invigilated for commercial purposes*).

This is not an attendance course and we cannot guarantee everyone who signs up that they will pass the Yachtmaster Ocean Theory online exam and get a certificate. However, we do endeavour to coach every student to a passing standard and inspire them along the way and we promise that so long as you are willing to put the effort in and accept our guidance, we won’t give up on you until you pass.

Once you have passed, you will receive your RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory certificate in the post. To complete your qualifications you will need to undertake an ocean crossing and subsequently book an oral exam with an RYA Ocean Examiner. We can help arrange this.

*A few students intending to use the RYA Yachtmaster certificate for the MCA Large Yacht qualifications (such as Officer of the Watch or Master 3000) may need to get their final exam invigilated. We will arrange this at the most convenient location available to you, however, as it may involve getting a third party invigilator, there may be a small additional fee to be paid directly to the invigilator. If you think this might apply to you, or are unsure, please get in touch for advice and more information.

Who are the RYA?

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) are the national body for professional and recreational water sports in the UK. RYA yachting courses are the highest standard of sailing tuition recognised worldwide.

Ardent Training is an accredited RYA Training Centre, and we host a range of theory yachting courses up to the highest standard of RYA Yachtmaster Ocean.

As an accomplished sailor looking to skipper across Oceans, you will have completed previous RYA yachting courses up to the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore standard. Now it’s time to learn about celestial navigation and ocean currents to achieve the highest yachting standard under the RYA cruising scheme.

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Why Choose Ardent Training for Your Rya Yachtmaster Ocean Qualification?

Everyone learns in their own unique way. We want to give you the options to be able to tailor your learning to your own style from our RYA Online Courses. Whether that's watching instructional videos, reading text and diagrams, or just getting in touch and having a chat with one of our experienced instructors.

Engagement in the classroom is very beneficial to learning. Everyone has different opinions, ideas and experiences to learn from, we don't want you to miss out on this. Our communities and forum features allow you to learn from home, in your own time and at your own pace, but still be able to benefit from student engagement and have on-demand access to your instructors when completing your skipper course.

Web + App

Web + App

Access your RYA online courses on any device, anytime, anywhere! App COMING SOON - download content for use offline!

Social Learning

Social Learning

Enjoy our communities and Forum features to engage and network with like minded students and your instructors!

Video and Written content

Video and Written content

All our lessons can be viewed in both video or written content, to suit your learning preferences!

RYA Approved

RYA Approved

Internationally recognized RYA qualifications!

Instructor Support

Instructor Support

We have world class RYA instructors online 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week Get in touch at any point of your skippers course via phone, email or instant message, whichever suits you best! Average live chat response time, <1 minute!

Support Marine Conservation

Support Marine Conservation

We live and work at sea and as a result we want to protect the world's oceans. We donate a percentage of profits to Marine Conservation Charities

Our Instructors

The Ardent Training team of instructors are passionate about sailing and teaching online RYA courses. Find out more about them and what they bring to their skipper classes.

Alan Denham

Content Creator & Instructor

Specialist Topics

  • Traditional navigation
  • Celestial navigation
  • Marine conservation
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Stuart Cook

Content Creator & Instructor

Specialist Topics

  • Sail Training
  • Celestial Navigation
  • Preventative Maintenance
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