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Old 20-10-2017, 15:21   #1
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RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Coursebook

i see two different ones of it, but different authors.
Both claim to be study guides for the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster.

The original
"Ocean Yachtmaster: The Essential Coursebook for the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Certificate" (2002)

and this one
"Ocean Yachtmaster: Adlard Coles' Coursebook for Ocean Navigation Students" (2007)

I guess the 2007 would really be the one to get. Suppose to be update to cover the navigation area (GPS and such that were added to the test).
If it didn't, don't think it could claim "Ocean Yachtmaster".

so the 2007 ?

well Barns n Nobel doesn't have either listed in their catalogs.
it is on Amazon, but like local store.
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i see two different ones of it, but different authors.
Both claim to be study guides for the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster.

The original
"Ocean Yachtmaster: The Essential Coursebook for the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Certificate" (2002)

and this one
"Ocean Yachtmaster: Adlard Coles' Coursebook for Ocean Navigation Students" (2007)

I guess the 2007 would really be the one to get. Suppose to be update to cover the navigation area (GPS and such that were added to the test).
If it didn't, don't think it could claim "Ocean Yachtmaster".

so the 2007 ?

well Barns n Nobel doesn't have either listed in their catalogs.
it is on Amazon, but like local store.
check the RYA website i think they have their own book now,and online theory course
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check the RYA website i think they have their own book now,and online theory course
I had looked at their site before, will do again.

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edit: couldn't find anything like the above.
did find on RYA site some books that will give a head start.
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I had looked at their site before, will do again.

Thank you.

edit: couldn't find anything like the above.
did find on RYA site some books that will give a head start.
my daughter is doing the online course but all her books are up in scotland ATM but pretty sure there is a section on gps use now.
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my daughter is doing the online course but all her books are up in scotland ATM but pretty sure there is a section on gps use now.
yes, that what the 2nd book was mentioning.
Very familiar with GPS operation, but i'm sure there will be questions on it that i don't know. Was using the mentioning of GPS to note how new it was that book was.

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<rant> ... Hired an attorney to get the information i need ...
I've always found RYA to be very helpful - just email them maybe? No?
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I can’t imagine there would be much practical knowledge in a generic course on GPS or any other form of electronic navigation. I have used Garmin, Raymarine and Furuno in the last few years and in the distant past have been trained on Doppler, Loran A, Loran C, Omega and INS.

The first three are popular modern systems and all have their own advantages, disadvantages, idiosyncrasies, drawbacks and user unfriendliness. In my opinion none would lend themselves to book or classroom learning without a lot of practical on-ocean usage.

I suspect the RYA GPS material is either ridiculously basic or so glommed up with advanced mathematics (as I suspect the British would do) as to be useless. You don’t need an intimate knowledge of spherical and analytic trigonometry any more to navigate. Load Open Captain on your laptop along with a few charts and play with it. You’ll learn good practical knowledge, then graduate to one of the commercially available systems that you will actually be using and work it backward and forwards (on the water, underway) until you know and understand every detail.

I also highly recommend you have a working knowledge of celestial navigation, not to mention DR, when all this electronic crap is rendered useless by Kim Jung Un.
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I also highly recommend you have a working knowledge of celestial navigation, not to mention DR, when all this electronic crap is rendered useless by Kim Jung Un.
That's my plan...
Just the GPS part in RYA was stated as being added because the prevalence of it now days. There is no way i want to rely on just electronic items, without a manual backup.
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...I suspect the RYA GPS material is either ridiculously basic or so glommed up with advanced mathematics ...
RYA run these courses/qualifications on behalf of BoT(UK), BoT run the commercial side (maybe they have a name change since my day but Board of Trade tested all commercial skippers/mates/etc in the UK and handed the testing of non-commercial to RYA 30-40 or more years ago. If RYA courses were no longer appropriate then they'd lose their accreditation PDQ. Celestial nav predominates (this is a basic essential for anyone with any pretentions of independently operating offshore - as you rightly say, Kim Jong could cause GPS to shut down anytime) but GPS knowledge on whatever system you have aboard is equally essential nowadays, naturally. I'm a big fan of RYA/BoT quals - none better I'd guess.
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I think this is the book you should order ....... I ordered my from Amazon.UK ..... but I did see it on Amazon.com

This edition was published in July 2014 and is still very relevant

Hope this helps ........

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1472907957/ref=rdr_ext_tmb
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Hi,
I'd also recommend that you check Tom Cunliffe's books to complement your learning. You can check the table of contents on Amazon, and decide which one covers the topics you're interested in.

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I think this is the book you should order ....... I ordered my from Amazon.UK ..... but I did see it on Amazon.com

This edition was published in July 2014 and is still very relevant

Hope this helps ........

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1472907957/ref=rdr_ext_tmb
here we go :

https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Yach...dp_ob_title_bk

No mention of any sample questions.
Would like know how those are formatted and such.
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