Two full-day weather seminars are available for your review. Presented by an all-star lineup of ocean-going weather experts, these courses will help prepare you for a swift and safe passage, whether coastal or trans-oceanic, racing or cruising.
Session 1: Pick from below or play the entire list.
- - Introduction (Frank Bohlen, CCA)
- - Marine Weather Fundamentals (Ken McKinley, Locus Weather);
- - The 500 mb Surface –Significance and Analysis (Lee Chesneau – Chesneau Marine Weather)
- - Ocean currents, waves, and sea state ( Frank Bohlen, University of Connecticut Marine Sciences )
- - Ocean Forecasting – The Process and the Products ( Joseph Sienkiewicz – NOAA NWS Ocean Prediction Center)
- - Weather Windows and Weather Routing (Ken Campbell - Commanders Weather)
- - Communications for Weather (Jim Corenman - SailMail Association)
- - The Navigator’s Weather Watch (Ralph Naranjo - Annapolis School of Seamanship)
- - Questions from floor - Roundtable Discussion (With all presenters)
Session 2: Pick from below or play the entire list.
Oceanographer, Sailor University of Connecticut Marine Sciences
A brief history of the subject and an introduction to the primary factors affecting marine weather forecasting and the accuracy of the forecast.
|Marine Weather Fundamentals - Ken McKinley
Meteorologist –Locus Weather
A comprehensive primer on the factors governing weather, the circulation of the atmosphere and the resulting wind conditions of interest to all boaters.
|Ocean Currents, Waves and Sea State - W Frank Bohlen
A discussion of the coupling between the ocean and the atmosphere and the resulting ocean circulation and winds including consideration of tides and tidal currents. Much of the discussion focuses on the west coast of the U.S.
|Marine Forecasting Process and Products - Joe Sienkiewicz
Meteorologist and Sailor – NOAA National Weather Service- Ocean Prediction Center
A critical overview of the elements comprising the marine weather forecast, sources of information, the role of the human analyst and the resulting products provided by the Ocean Prediction Center.
|Coastal Weather Characteristics and Forecasting - Kirby Cook
Meteorologist NOAA National Weather Service – Seattle
A view of the characteristics of coastal weather, dominating factors and the complexities of forecasting with particular emphasis on Pacific Northwest conditions .
|Evaluations of the Marine Forecast - David Burch
Scientist, Teacher Starpath School of Navigation
Presented with the grand variety of forecast products available today, many easily accessible and in color how does the boater evaluate product accuracy ?
|Satellite Communications - Jeff Thomassen
Chief Technical Officer OCENS
An up-to-date discussion of the variety of satellite communications available to the small boat operator including consideration of bandwidth and costs.
|Marine Weather, a Navigator's Perspective - Stan Honey
Sailor, Navigator, Inventor Honey Navigation
A brief discussion of the differences between Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean weather followed by an in-depth tutorial on the role of the navigator with particular emphasis on preparation prior to any cruise or race.
Questions from the floor answered by selected presenters.