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Weather Master

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Weather Master Course

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.

  • 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

Next Steps

As you advance and become more proficient as crew or skipper you take on bigger challenges that require proper training to ensure the safety of your family and friends. The bigger the boat or length of adventure the more training you require.

Most of us prefer to spend our time on the water and not in a classroom. To facilitate this, IYT has a series of E-learning courses available for the theoretical part of sail and powerboat training.

  1. If possible take a prep course online for you next level of training.
  2. Plan your training at one of our many schools worldwide.
  3. Book in advance with your school as class sizes and availability may be limited.
  4. Review the IYT course progression details to learn about professional level courses.
  5. Spend time on the water and properly log your seatime.

The Boating Lifestyle is one of the most rewarding pursuits available. There is something physically and emotionally invigorating when you are offshore. To enjoy the experience fully you need the proper training & skills to be safe, prepared and command a vessel.

RecreationalStudent Information

Benefits Of An IYT Certification

IYT is the largest provider of crew and skipper certificates for the recreational yachting industry in the world. Learn more about the benefits of an IYT Certificate.

Certificate Renewal

For many IYT certificates, there is the need to re-qualify for your certificate every 3 to 5 years. This ensures that our certifications are meeting international standards.

IYT Yachting Passport

The IYT Passport is recognized in over 40 countries around the world and offers you an opportunity to study and train worldwide.

Course Progression

A beginner at sailing or operating a powerboat should be familiar with the training path that is available from IYT. Many recreational boaters progress to become crew on superyachts.