MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR SAILING WINDOWS
(Full day course, 10am to 4pm)
|Why attend?||Learning highlights|
|Advanced weather planning||Plan your sailing 2-weeks ahead|
|Get the max from web weather||Which weather models to believe?|
|Practical hands-on weather prediction for your sailing||Forecasting using GRIB data|
|The course ALL sailors should attend after Part 1||Making the most of the mass of weather data now available|
|Simon says ... "Building on the knowledge gained from Aviation Weather (Part 1) this course brings hands-on forecasting techniques, enabling you to plan your flights with confidence days in advance. "|
|Delegates say ... "I've learnt so much at Weather School. I now have confidence in my ability to plan my flying days in advance. This course should be compulsory for all pilots!"|
Who is it for?
A practical, hands on course suitable for those sailors who want to advance their weather knowledge, a get their weather hands dirty!
Why should I attend Part 1 first?
A good level of weather knowledge is assumed and so I strongly strongly recommend attending Part 1 first as topics covered in Part 1 are expected to be understood on this course. These include why and where highs and low form, the physics of the atmosphere, forecasting the movement of fronts, airmass theory and prediction, interaction of upper air and surface weather systems. If you do not have a good weather knowledge before attending Part 2 you might feel left behind.
What topics are covered?
This course is hands-on, with many practical examples of planning a sailing trip through various conditions, and making predictions based o the available information Q & A session (time permitting).
By the end of the course
You should be able to confidently use various internet services to forecast the weather, be able to interpret and use satellite and radar data and be able to integrate additional information (such as personal observations, internet and media forecasts) into your own decision making process.
What is included?
Lectures, lunch and refreshments through the day are all included
What time does the course start & end?
The course last for a full day and runs from 10am to approximately 4.00pm.
Where is the course held?
At the Weatherweb Weather Centre in Wombourne, Staffordshire, WV5 9JD. The Centre is adjacent to the A449, 20 minutes from the M40 & M5.
How much does the course cost?
The cost is £279 which includes lunch, materials & refreshments.