The Course

This course covers all aspects of practical marine weather, starting from the very basics and ending with all you need to plan your voyages or - weekend outings - safely and efficiently taking into account the weather. This weekend course is intended to be both a practical and theoretical and aimed at the sailing fartienity. On completion it will certainly help you with your decision making whilst planning a voyage and once underway. No prior knowledge of weather is needed just the enthusiasm to learn.

Course Contents

  • Principles of weather

  • Global circulation

  • Clouds, winds, fronts, lows, highs Understanding weather maps

  • Making observations DIY Forecasting Weather Hazards

  • Sources of weather Information

  • Using and understanding the shipping forecast