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RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory

Virtual RYA Yachtmaster Ocean


  • Next Date: 14th Dec 2020
  • Price: EUR (€)675 (Inc VAT if applicable)

Course Details

The minimum tuition time for the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased course is 40 hours of tuition time (5 days), the exam is not included in the virtual course, and must be arranged at a later date.


- Earth and Celestial Sphere

- PZX Triangle

- Sextants

- Measurement of Time

- Meridian Altitudes

- Sun, Star and other Sights

- Compass Checking

- Satellite Navigation Systems

- Great Circle Sailing

- Meteorology

- Passage Planning

- Passage-making

- Communications


Once you have booked the course you will receive full instructions on how to get set up.

The course will start at 08:45am (CET) on the first day and will run over five days with regular breaks.

Useful Information

To take part in the Zoom virtual classes, you must have equipment that meets the following pre-requisites:

System requirements

- An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)

- Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth

- A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in

- Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card

Supported tablet and mobile devices:

- Surface PRO 2 or higher running Win 8.1 or higher

- Note: For tablets running Windows 10, they must run Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S Mode is not supported.

- iOS and Android devices

- Blackberry devices

For the best results, SOVREN Nautical Academy recommends joining the meeting from a PC or Mac, or a tablet. The screen size of a phone will not be as effective.

Bandwidth requirements

- The bandwidth used by Zoom will be optimized for the best experience based on the participants’ network. It will automatically adjust for 3G, WiFi or Wired environments.

- Recommended bandwidth for meetings (PC and Mac): For group video calling: 800kbps/1.0Mbps (up/down) for high quality video

- Recommended bandwidth for meetings (Tablet and mobile devices): For group video calling: 600kbps/1.2Mbps (up/down) for high quality video. For gallery view: 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down).

How to test your bandwidth

To see what your bandwidth speed is, simply go on to your internet browser and type ‘bandwidth test’ and select one of the results.


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