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Yacht Master Ocean Power / Sail

This certificate is a qualification that indicates that the holder has sufficient knowledge of celestial navigation to navigate a 24 meter vessel globally using a sextant and to plan, undertake and manage an Ocean passage together with a comprehensive understanding of the factors involved with regards to routing and meteorology.

To gain the IYT Yachtmaster Ocean certificate, candidates must first hold the IYT Yachtmaster Offshore certificate.

The course consists of 6 days of astronavigation and worldwide meteorology. A thorough knowledge of all subjects covered in the IYT Yachtmaster Offshore course is assumed. There will be a final written examination on the last day of the course.

It has come to our attention that it has not been made perfectly clear to all IYT Worldwide yachtmaster candidates that this certification is for recreational use only and may never be upgraded to a professional certificate. Therefore, we require all candidates taking a recreational IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster Coastal, Offshore or Ocean course to complete an acknowledgement prior to taking the course which will be submitted to IYT Worldwide before we release certificates.

Course Outline

The Earth and the celestial sphere
The PZX triangle
The sextant
Measurement of time
Meridian altitudes
Sun sights
Planet sights
Starsight planning
Starsights
The pole star
Moon sights
Compass checking
Satellite navigation systems
Great circle sailing
Meteorology
Passage planning

The IYT Yachtmaster Ocean certificate is a qualification that indicates that the holder has sufficient knowledge of celestial navigation to navigate globally using a sextant and to plan, undertake and manage an Ocean passage together with a comprehensive understanding of the factors involved with regards to routing and meteorology.

Certificate Limitations

Command of a vessel up to 24 meters in length
All oceans / anywhere in the world
Not for commercial use

Note: Yachtmaster Ocean is a recreational course that can be taught in any language BUT cannot be upgraded to the professional Master of Yachts certificate.

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