There are 2 parts to the course. 10 days of theory followed by 5 days of practical navigation in one of our radar simulators in Biot or Palma. The first 2 weeks of theory start from where the RYA Yachtmaster leaves off and students must be at Yachtmaster standard before attending.
Several areas are examined which are not fully covered in the Yachtmaster programme, such as ARPA, chart correction, radar potting and more detailed understanding of electronic navigational aids.
In the practical element there is much emphasis on the set up and correct operation of these navigational aids, good watch keeping procedures, radar plotting and radar navigation, practical rules of the road.
The Officer of the Watch Navigation and Radar module is an advanced course in yacht navigation and it is not for beginners.
Students must have taken and passed their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore before attending.
Note that since January 2017, an EDH certificate must have been issued 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.
This course is fully redeemable with your ONE Account vouchers (excluding exam fee).
Monday to Friday for 3 weeks
The written examination will consist of a 2.5 hour theory paper in 2 parts. Part 1 = 3 questions , chartwork, tides and radar plotting. Part 2 = 3 questions. Candidates must achieve a minimum mark of 70% in Part A and 50% in Part B - and overall 60%
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