Club Sail Tenerife

International Yacht Training Center

Contact David: 


Tel:  +34 648 844 307




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:  €175 per person  (Minimum two persons)


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:   €350 per person (Minimum two persons)


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:   €175 per person (Minimum two persons)
IYT Sailing 
 IYT Yachting Courses 
& Charter
 in Sunny Tenerife

As the longest established Sailing School on Tenerife, Club Sail offers the full range of IYT Yachting Courses, both practical and theory. From our base at the picturesque Marina of Los Gigantes, in southern Tenerife, sail the islands, and enjoy IYT courses in the sun. Whether you want to complete  International Crew,  International Bareboat Skipper or you are an advanced sailor looking to complete your  Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster, we can offer you the full range of Sailing Courses and Theory Courses, including VHF SRC Radio. 

As you progress with your IYT Courses and become a International Bareboat Skipper holding the ICC (International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft), you will be able to Bareboat Charter sailing yachts, including our Bavaria 36 sailing yacht "Boncho" 

We offer IYT Courses from Novice to Professional!

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