Weather Master Course

  • Map Culatra

Weather Master Course – Comprehensive understanding of the Weather

Course description

The Weather Master Course is an integral part of the overall cruising scheme. It is an essential building block of knowledge for those wishing to progress to IYT practical courses. The aim of the course is to help you become more competent, knowledgeable and safer on the water.

Course content

  • Causes of wind
  • Air masses
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Air circulation
  • Coriolis Effect
  • Polar fronts
  • Depressions
  • Anti-cyclones
  • Warm fronts
  • Cold fronts
  • Ridges, troughs, squalls
  • Effect of jet stream
  • High pressure/ low pressure systems
  • Frontal depressions
  • Cloud types
  • Buy Ballots law
  • Sea /land breezes
  • Types of fog
  • Thunder and lightning
  • The Beaufort scale
  • Effects of friction
  • Barometric pressure
  • Sources of weather forecasts
  • Gale warnings
  • General synopsis
  • Sea area forecast
  • International weather map systems
  • Tropical revolving storms
  • Understanding hurricanes
  • Tropical waves, depressions and storms
  • Navigable semicircle
  • Dangerous quadrant
  • Significant wave heights
  • Radio warnings
LOCATION Olhão Marina
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
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8 hour course

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We run this course individually.


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