Hello. Today we have a whole bunch of data available for weather
. And we have incredible software
to help us.
Like all technologies they have there limits and often those limits are user knowledge.
I have just complete a Basic Marine weather forecast
This training teaches us to understand and read ocean surface analysis charts
, wave and wind charts
I can now only by looking at a surface analysis chart know the direction of the wind
and even predict its strength.
I now understand wave charts and what to look for or avoid.
In short, we as sailors spend big money
on training for diesel engine
, and gear
to help us but may lack the fundamental understanding of what these tools do or can do.
I have know idea whats available around the world but a do recommend you seek such training if you don't have it.