In addition to a course completion certificate, before the oral examination, candidates must plan and execute a 'qualifying passage' of at least 600nm on a vessel of no greater than 500gt, have taken sights with a sextant, reduced them to a position on the chart and have checked the compass using a celestial body. They must also carry out practical sights at sea (Ocean Sights) and then present themselves for oral examination to an RYA
examiner. We can let candidates have the details of an Ocean Examiner who lives locally and with whom they can arrange an Oral. We cannot, however, offer the opportunity to take Sights.