Dolphins in the Celtic Sea

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean 

5-Day Classroom Theory Course

"This is the best RYA theory course"

Next course planned for New Year 2018

Perhaps GPS makes us think it's unnecessary to learn about celestial navigation these days. But aren't you fascinated to know how mariners of old navigated by the sun and the stars? And, what would you do if the satellite systems failed while you were crossing the Atlantic?  

"John is a first class instructor who presents what at times seems daunting material in a clear & easy-to-follow way. The online resources between Saturdays were excellent." Dave

Sunrise, La Coruna

  • Learn about astro-navigation & ocean meteorology
  • Be qualified to skipper a yacht in all parts of the world
  • Know how to navigate if your GPS fails
  • Be cool with a sextant!

"As always, the course was presented in very strong practical application terms. Celestial navigation appeared daunting, but was presented in a very enjoyable and understandable manner."

RYA Astro Navigation Handbook

RYA Astro Navigation Handbook
Start Time Finish Places

Provisional dates, subject to enough demand. 

Sundays: January 7th & 14th. February 25th. March 4th & 11th.

Possible alternative dates: February 3/4, 10/11, 17/18.

Please get in touch asap with your availability if you'd like to do this course in 2018.

9.30 am 5 pm 8