WHICH IYT THEORY COURSE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

WEATHER MASTER

 
A stand alone course for those who are seeking a comprehensive understanding of the factors involved in world meteorology and weather routing for long distance or ocean passages.

 

The course outline covers:

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
 


One day course in the classroom


 
Price:   €195 per person (Minimum two persons)

 VHF RADIO OPERATORS CERTIFICATE

 

Course outline:

 

Introduction to VHF radio's
Basic radio theory
Line of sight
Subsidiary equipment
Common radio terms
Regulations / Licensing requirements
VHF radio equipment
Radio procedures
Transmitting and receiving
The phonetic alphabet
Emergency radio communications
EPIRB and SART
Hand held short range VHF radio's

 
This is a one day course in the classroom


Price:  €195 per person  (Minimum two persons)

NAVIGATION MASTER

A stand alone course designed to enable the offshore mariner to safely navigate extended passages using traditional methods. It includes practical navigation exercises and sample chartwork calculations.
 
The course covers:


Chart work instruments
The magnetic compass, variation and deviation
The Breton plotter
NOAA charts
Admiralty charts
Small craft charts
Projection
Scales
Horizontal datum
Units of measurement
Datum of soundings
Charted heights
Chart numbers
Source diagram
Editions and dates
Large scale charts
Notes, warnings, cautions
Detailed chart information
Nautical chart symbols and abbreviations
Angles and degrees
Latitude and Longitude
Defining a position
Chart work convections
Distance, speed, time and direction
Position by bearing and distance
Magnetic north
Compass error
Causes of deviation
Applying variation and deviation
The deviation card
Compass error
The hand bearing compass
Position lines and position fixes
Bearings at sea
Range/transit's
Sectored lights
Clearing lines
Running fixes
Dead reckoning and estimated positions
The navigation log book


This is a two day course in the classroom


Price:   €390 per person (Minimum two persons)

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