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Weather

Marine Weather Basics
Coastal Marine Weather
Offshore Marine Weather

MARINE WEATHER BASICS
Marine Weather 101

Designed for every boater, this two-day introductory course gives you a firm foundation in local and regional weather. Knowing the terminology, tools, resources and the foundations for Marine Weather can help you keep all of your boating excursions safe and enjoyable. This 12-hour course combines lecture and hands-on activities designed to familiarize boaters with the basic principles of marine weather and how to use information at hand to make safe boating decisions in local waters. Students will work with case studies and exercises throughout the class.

Topics:

  • Weather Terminology
  • Cloud Identification
  • Warning/Watch Systems
  • Beaufort Scale
  • How Tides & Currents affect Sea State
  • Anatomy of a Marine Weather Forecast
  • Local & Regional Weather
  • Electronic Resources & Apps
  • Traditional Weather Tools
  • Fog

Class Schedule:
Feb 28-Mar 1 (Sat. - Sun.), 9am - 4pm Register
 

Location: Annapolis School of Seamanship [MAP/DIRECTIONS]
Tuition: $395
Instructor: Ralph Naranjo
Textbook: N/A
Prerequisite: None
Enroll: Pre-registration is required
Max Size: 20 Students

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COASTAL MARINE WEATHERMarine Weather 201

Designed for coastal cruisers and adventurers, this two-day Coastal Weather course builds directly from the Marine Weather Basics, and focuses on weather in waters up to 48 hours from a harbor of safe refuge. Knowing what to expect, how to read the information and how to interpret it, can mean averting disaster away from your home waters. This 12-hour course combines lecture and hands-on activities designed to familiarize boaters with weather in coastal waters and give them the information they need to make educated and safe decisions away from a harbor. Students will participate in hands-on activities that include; making weather observations, weather log keeping, obtaining current weather predictions from various sources, and participating in a simulated cruise using historical weather data and actual vessel log entries.

Topics:

  • Elements of Weather
  • Barometer Readings
  • Reading Surface Weather Maps
  • Fronts, Squalls, Storms & Gales
  • Fog
  • Convection
  • Prevailing Winds
  • Beaufort Scale
  • Waves

  • High & Low Pressure Systems
  • Receiving Weather Data
  • Buys Ballot's Law
  • Tropical Weather Systems

Class Schedule:
TBD
 

Location: Annapolis School of Seamanship [MAP/DIRECTIONS]
Tuition: $495
Instructor:
Prerequisite: Weather 101 or Permission from Instructor
Enroll: Pre-registration is required
Max Size: 20 Students

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OFFSHORE MARINE WEATHER
Marine Weather 301

Designed for offshore cruisers and racers, this one-day Offshore Weather course builds directly from the Marine Weather Basics and Coastal Marine Weather, and focuses on weather in waters more than 48 hours from a harbor of safe refuge. Being prepared and knowing what to expect can help ensure a safe voyage. This six-hour course combines lecture and hands-on activities designed to familiarize boaters with weather in offshore waters and give them the information they need to make educated and safe decisions while offshore. Students will participate in hands-on activities and practical exercises designed to reinforce their knowledge and understanding of marine weather.

Topics:

  • 500 Mb Upper Air Charts
  • Troughs & Ridges
  • 500 Mb Flow Patterns
  • Real-Time Weather Charts

Class Schedule:
TBD
 

Location: Annapolis School of Seamanship [MAP/DIRECTIONS]
Tuition: $250
Instructor:
Textbook: N/A
Prerequisite: Weather 101, Weather 201 or Permission from Instructor
Enroll: Pre-registration is required
Max Size: 20 Students

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