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“Lee Chesneau has a passion for weather. He had a long career as a meteorologist Boat at duskfor NOAA and the US Navy. The past few years he has been teaching commercial seamen, racers and cruisers how to understand weather forecasts.

I have taken two courses from him at Strictly Sail Pacific. The classes explain the basic dynamics that drive weather systems as well as how those forces are expressed in the NOAA weather products. This basic grounding in marine weather not only lets you look ahead a few days while on a passage, it gives you an understanding of why changes are occurring in data you see in GRIB files and buoy data.

Lee Chesneau’s Marine Weather is a free and very concise site that organizes the Atlantic and Pacific NOAA Ocean products. Using this site you can get a quick picture of the 96 hours of weather in a minute or two.”

Lee’s longer workshops are also offered through the Seven Seas Cruising Association.

S/V Maitreya – A blog detailing the adventures of the sailing vessel Maitreya.