SSCA-sponsored Marine Weather Forecasting Workshops
scheduled for October and November.
A two-day Marine Weather
Forecasting Workshop will be held in:
, MD on October 10-11
and again in
, FL on November 15-16
These Workshops are sponsored by Seven Seas Cruising Association (www.ssca.org
) and are scheduled in conjunction with the annual SSCA Annapolis
Gathering on October 8th (US Sailboat Show weekend), and the Annual Gam in Melbourne, FL on November 11-13.
The Workshop curriculum includes cause and effect of marine
weather, charting symbols and terminology, the patterns of weather systems and interpreting surface and 500-mb charts
. The goal of the Workshops is to enable self-reliant mariners to determine the safest routes for their voyages.
Lee Chesneau, a ¬senior marine meteorologist for NOAA's Ocean Prediction Center and a USCG-certified STCW instructor, will conduct the courses. He has held marine weather seminars for Safety-at-Sea and several Boat Shows.
The cost of the workshop is $250 per person for SSCA members, $275 for non-members.
The fee includes a 250+-page interactive workbook as well as breakfast and lunch both days. Class size is limited to 20 participants.
For more information or to register, call SSCA Home Base at (954) 771-5660
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
forms are also online at www.ssca.org.