Navigation & Radar (OOW) Yacht

MCA - OOW yacht crew training course
Course Duration: 15 days
Training Centres
  • Antibes
  • Fort Lauderdale
15 days
Upcoming Classes
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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. In Fort Lauderdale, all 15 days are taught in the same location.

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 from January 2017, an EDH certificate must be issued 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

We provide this yacht training course in Antibes & Fort Lauderdale.

Duration details

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%


Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Theory , Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Practical

  • Pre course study is essential to optimise your chances of passing this course.
Upcoming Classes
Start Date Location Price AVAILABILITY
03 February 2020 Antibes €3345 No place left
24 February 2020 Fort Lauderdale $3260 Limited places
02 March 2020 Antibes €3345 Limited places
23 March 2020 Antibes €3345 Places available
20 April 2020 Fort Lauderdale $3260 Places available
04 May 2020 Antibes €3345 Places available