Created: 17 Sep 2017 11:40
Updated: 23 Sep 2017 18:23
Practical weather forecasting

This practical weather forecasting for sailors course shows how an amateur sailor produce a bespoke weather forecast.

What's covered in the weather forecasting for sailors course

Synoptic, meso-scale and convective-scale data are brought together using traditional and modern electronic sources.

The course marries weather forecasting and passage planning so yachtsman can forecast marine weather - sometines to a better standard than the professionals.

This means yachtsmen can be independent when professional resources are not available.

Special coverage is given to British home and adjacent continental waters, together with the Baltic, Mediterranean and Caribbean seas.

The practical weather forecasting for sailors course runs for four hours, spread over two weekday evenings with an opportunity for practice weather chart construction between sessions.

What's included

Included in the cost is a rich handbook of data and techniques and a unique  Met. Officer’s Kit of weather charts for use at sea.

The course assumes a knowledge of meteorology to RYA Dayskipper Theory level.

If you are a bit rusty, we send you a short revision guide before the course starts.

The course is presently delivered by an experienced racing sailor and an Associate Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.


Date and time

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 18:00 to
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 21:00
 Non-members welcome