Shorebased Courses - Sailing The Med
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Shorebased Courses

Sailing the Med offer the following IYT shorebased courses

 

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 radios

(1 day course)

€175 person all year round

 

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.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

  • 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

(2 day course)

€350 per person all year round

 

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.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

  • 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

(1 day course)

€175 person all year round

 

Not included in the price is the cost of getting to Sailing the Med, Accommodation or Meals.