Are the winds too strong? What is a small craft advisory? The safety and comfort of those who venture out on the water have always been weather dependent. This seminar, a must for boaters who have never taken a weather course, will help you answer these questions and gain an understanding of the forces acting on your boat. Understand the forecast and know what to expect, whether you’re in a kayak, trawler, sailboat, or schooner. This seminar presents a complex subject in a way that is both understandable and useful.
Each seminar participant receives a waterproof McGraw Hill Captain’s QuickGuide – Onboard Weather Forecasting – designed for onboard and field use, along with a Student Guide with slide images and complete notes written especially for the seminar.
Basic Weather and Forecasting may be taken in a squadron-run session or as a fully interactive online learning experience titled Weather for Boaters. Either way, this comprehensive seminar can be completed in 2-4 hours.
- What causes weather
- How weather systems move
- Why winds blow
- What clouds tell us
- How storms and fronts create foul weather
- Why fog forms
- Where to get the best professional forecasts
- How to refine them using your own observations