Big congratulations to Mark, now awarded the â€œYACHTMASTER OCEANâ€.
Lots of hard work goes into both the theory, practical and qualifying voyages. The sense if achievement makes it all worthwhile.
For the leisure sailor, using the heavens to calculate onesÂ´ position on our planet gives a great deal of satisfaction. As well as that, it puts our long distance sailors more in tune with the world around them too â€“ the movement of the stars, sun and planets has fascinated man from the very beginning.
Away from the romantic side of star gazing, those in the professional yacht business get a big leap up the career path with an OCEAN ticket in their pocket, plus some more money to fill the wallet!
As one moves up the MCA (Maritime Coastguard Agency) ladder, Yachtmaster Ocean becomes a â€œmust doâ€.
Booming business and well paid for the qualified, so aim for the stars and shoot them too!!!