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 Faro – training room
DURATION 6 hours
Notebook Qualified Instructor

Premium training

We run this course individually.

1 review for Weather Master Course

  1. Annika

    This is a course I would highly recommend as it covers very important and essential information and understanding of weather. An understanding that is vital if you want to stay safe and sound at sea. Ricardo is also a very good instructor. I so happy I took this course! Thanks a lot! /Annika

    • Ricardo Barradas

      Thanks so much for your feed back Annikka. Fair winds and following seas!

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