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RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Ocean

Required Experience

A minimum non-stop passage of 600 miles must have been run by the log, the yacht must have been at sea continuously for at least 96 hours and the yacht must have been more than 50 miles from land while sailing a distance of at least 200 miles.


Performance Yachting no longer provide Ocean qualifying passages, however we have teamed up with Velvet adventure Sailing and we can arrange a passage for you on their Oyster 55 superbly equipped for ocean passage making.

Contact our office for more details on 01752 565023

Oral Examination

The examination is an oral test. You will need to provide the examiner with a narrative account of the planning and execution of the qualifying passage, you may be required to answer questions on all aspects ocean passage making in a yacht, including meteorology. You will have to show your navigational records of your passage to show that the yacht has been navigated without the use of electronic navigational aids. This will include sights and workings taken on sun, moon , star or planet and a compass check.

Oral examination fee £159.00