Weather Course


DAYS: 1 day


LEVEL: Intermediate


LOCATION: Netherlands

COST * € 150,-


  • Comprehensive lectures
  • Access to weather charts
  • Reports
  • Forecasting tools
  • Practical exercises
  • Demonstrations of modern weather prediction technologies and apps.
  • Using satellite images and radar for weather analysis.
  • Course materials

Cursus Data

Dates available upon request. We maintain a list and start a course when enough students enroll. Sign up using the ‘reserve’ button.

What will you learn

  • Understanding and interpreting weather charts and reports.
  • Basic principles of meteorology relevant to sailing.
  • Insight into high and low-pressure weather systems.
  • Effects of land and sea on weather patterns.
  • Interpretation of local weather patterns for sailing planning.
  • Integration of weather forecasts into sailing planning and route selection.
  • Using modern technologies and apps for weather prediction.
  • Practical tips for interpreting satellite images and radar.
  • Review and discussion of course material with opportunities for questions.


DbN Weather Course Certificate

Next Step ——–

RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course


The one-day weather course for sailors provides a comprehensive introduction to the basics of meteorology relevant to sailing. It covers interpreting weather charts and forecasts, understanding weather systems and their impact on sailing conditions, and integrating weather predictions into sailing plans. The course also delves into modern weather technologies and tools. Designed to be interactive, it includes opportunities for questions and discussions, aiming to equip sailors with practical knowledge and skills for safely navigating based on weather conditions.

09:00 – 09:30: Registration and Introduction
Welcome and course objectives.
ntroduction to instructors and participants

09:30 – 11:00: Basic Weather Knowledge
Understanding weather charts and reports.
Basic principles of meteorology relevant to sailing.

11:00 – 11:15: Break

11:15 – 12:45: Weather Systems and Influences
Insight into high and low-pressure systems.
Effects of land and sea on the weather.

12:45 – 13:30: Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00: Weather Patterns and Sailing Planning
Interpretation of local weather patterns.
Integration of weather forecasts into sailing planning and route selection.

15:00 – 15:15: Break

15:15 – 16:45: Advanced Weather Tools
Use of modern technologies and apps for weather predictions.
Practical tips for interpreting satellite images and radar.

16:45 – 17:00: Conclusion and Questions
Review of the material and answering questions.
Feedback and evaluation of the course.

17:00: Closure
Distribution of participation certificates.
Closing remarks and end of the course.

Cursus verhalen

The road to RYA Yachtmaster

Ahoy there! So, you’ve dipped your toes into the boundless seas with your Competent Crew certificate snug in your pocket, and now you’re eyeing the horizon, where the proud title of Yachtmaster Offshore awaits. Well, my friend, you’re in for an exhilarating voyage, one that’s as rewarding as it is challenging.

First off, remember this: becoming a Yachtmaster isn’t just about ticking boxes; it’s a journey of transformation. You’re not just learning skills; you’re becoming a mariner. And what a journey it is!

Step 1: Building Experience After your Competent Crew adventure, it’s time to rack up those nautical miles. Get yourself aboard as many different boats as you can. Each vessel has its own quirks and charms, much like people. You’ll learn how to handle a sprightly 30-footer and a grand 50-foot yacht, each teaching you lessons in humility and confidence.

Step 2: Day Skipper – Taking the Helm Next, you’ll want to earn your Day Skipper qualification. Here’s where you move from crew to commander, learning the art of navigation, pilotage, boat handling, and the fine craft of leading a crew. It’s not just about charts and compasses; it’s about growing a leader’s spine. You’ll start making decisions, and remember, a decision, right or wrong, is often better than no decision at all.

Step 3: Advanced Skills and Coastal Skipper Now, onto the Coastal Skipper. This is where the game gets upped. You’ll be dealing with complex passages, night sailing, and refining those sailing skills till they shine like a polished bell. Coastal Skipper isn’t just a title; it’s a statement. It says you can take a boat and crew safely through challenging waters and bring them home with tales to tell.

Step 4: Mastering Theory Don’t forget the books! Yachtmaster theory is no walk in the park. You’ll delve into advanced navigation, meteorology, collision regulations, and safety. It’s like learning to play chess; every piece moves differently, and you need to think several moves ahead.

Step 5: Gaining More Sea Miles Before you can stand for the Yachtmaster exam, you need a bag full of sea miles and some solid skippering experience. These aren’t just numbers; they’re your stories, your trials, and your triumphs.

Step 6: The Yachtmaster Offshore Exam Finally, you’re ready for the Yachtmaster Offshore exam. It’s a practical test of your sailing ability, your leadership, and your wits. You’ll be tested on everything from man-overboard recovery to handling the yacht in rough weather. It’s intense, but remember, the sea doesn’t compromise, and neither does the Yachtmaster standard.

Becoming a Yachtmaster Offshore isn’t just about mastering the seas; it’s about mastering yourself. It’s a title that speaks of salt in your hair, wind in your face, and a depth of experience that only the sea can teach. So, set your sights, brave mariner, for the journey is grand, and the title of Yachtmaster Offshore awaits you with open arms!