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Old 10-09-2018, 19:58   #1
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Weather class / resources

I am a bit of a noob to the forum. In addition to sailing, I would like to do some dry land training and learning in advance of my anticipated cruising adventure in a few years. Can anyone recommend: i) a solid, but comprehensible book on weather forecasting for sailors; and ii) a 2-3 day long course covering relevant weather forecasting and other weather related topics? Thanks in advance.
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Starpath has an excellent online marine weather class:

https://www.starpath.com/cgi-bin/web...rine%20Weather
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Starpath has an excellent online marine weather class:

https://www.starpath.com/cgi-bin/web...rine%20Weather


Thanks Belizesailor! I will have a look.
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:47   #4
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Thanks Belizesailor! I will have a look.
There is a corresponding book written by David Burch, but I strongly recommend signing up for the full class. The book is chock full of info, but could use some editorial work...most I dont think get thru it. Whereas the class uses not only the book, but extensive online resources with support from the instructors...orders of magnutude better than just the book.
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Re: Weather class / resources

Chris Parker’s book, available off his site and also via Amazon I think, is an excellent primer.
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You might also check with your local (or not so local) CG Aux. and Power Squadron. They both have great classes for you.
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Check out Seven Seas Cruising Association University. They have both free and paid training seminars. The ones about weather are done by Chris Parker. These can be found at:

https://www.ssca.org/content.aspx?pa...dule_id=270250
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Check out Seven Seas Cruising Association University. They have both free and paid training seminars. The ones about weather are done by Chris Parker. These can be found at:

https://www.ssca.org/content.aspx?pa...dule_id=270250
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While you're waiting to spend some cash on courses, download these free books from the Dashews. The info is good, the editing not so much.
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Surviving the Storm
https://www.setsail.com/free-books/
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Wow! I appreciate all of the feedback and resources. I can now confidently avoid even the slightest squall and perpetually sail perfect 18 kn trade winds, thanks to you all
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