February 10, 2018
Ocean weather and sea state affect every aspect of our sport from enjoyment and success to safety.
A deeper understanding of the factors that drive weather and the tools available to sailors, from forecasts to analyses to routing, can make the boat safer, faster, and more comfortable. Relying not only on electronic forecasts but also real-time observations to determine your weather situation will help "failure-proof" your voyage and reduce reliance on sometimes unreliable data collection.
Our roster of experienced offshore weather experts include many ocean crossings in their collective resumes and many years of professional weather experience.
The session starts at 0830 and ends at 1730 followed by a reception.
- 0830 Welcome - CCA
- 0845 Marine Weather Fundamentals (Ken McKinley – Locust Weather)
- Mid-latitude, tropical, extratropical conditions
- 1015 500 mb conditions –significance and analysis (Lee Chesneau – Chesneau Marine Weather)
- 1115 Ocean currents, waves, and sea state (Frank Bohlen )
- 1215 Lunch
- 1300 Forecasts and forecasting – The process and the product (Joe Sienkiewicz – NWS OPC) (Ken Campbell – Commanders Weather)
- 1400 Communications VHF to Inmarsat (Jim Corenman)
- 1500 Coffee Break
- 1530 The Role of the Navigator – Information processing and routing (Stan Honey, Ralph Naranjo)
- 1630 Roundtable Discussion (WFB moderator, All presenters)
- 1730 Reception
Course tuition is $175 per participant. The course will take place at "MITAGS", which is located at:
692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights,