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1-Day Marine Weather Forecasting & Gulf Stream Strategies Workshop (Mar 12)

In exercising & assessing “Marine Weather Forecasting & Gulf Stream Strategies & Routing Workshop”, a follow up to the Annapolis Bermuda Ocean Race Navigation Seminar Feb 6th, you will learn & exercise:


  • The very important marine advisory & warning system used by the National Weather Service (NWS) marine program. These include Small Craft Advisories (SCA) in the inland waters of the Chesapeake Bay & coastal waters & Gale, Storm, and Hurricane Force Warnings, which also include the over-lapping coastal, offshore, & high seas zones of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The most current Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) analysis & forecast charts, we will real world exercise the importance of documentation of the previous forecasts (e.g. 48/96 hour surface forecasts with the same current verifying analysis)
  • Review & exercise surface, 500 mb, and sea state charts, highlighting specific features (e.g., symbols for wind barbs, surface, fronts, troughs, ridges, squall lines, tropical cyclones, & upper air iso-heights & troughs, as well as iso-pleths of wave heights in both feet & meters) & the anticipated clouds, pressure, wind, weather conditions & forecasts will be.
  • The specific features of the Chesapeake Bay’s local currents, & once exiting into the Atlantic Ocean, especially the larger Gulf Stream Current necessary, both for developing racing or cruising strategies.
  • An overview of what it takes for developing self- reliance marine weather forecasting & decision making skills; recommendations for how to receive (at sea communications) for specific graphical weather charts & text forecasts for collection & display for logical forecast processing, interpretation, & ultimate strategy decision making.
  • Going live internet & before departure, you will need to access the OPC’s “Atlantic Briefing Page” & local the NWS Offices in Sterling & Wakefield VA, conduct a virtual voyage from Annapolis to Bermuda, then onto Lajes, AZ to the Strait of Gibraltar (or the entrance to the English Channel).

When you’re out there, you are on your own, trusting that you are prepared for the elements. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join Meteorologists Lee Chesneau (Owner of Lee Chesneau’s Marine Weather, a proud sponsor of the Annapolis to Bermuda Race) & Oceanographer Frank Bohlen sharing their knowledge & expertise with you!

Registration Limit: 24 maximum for classroom-style learning environment
Cost: $150.00 (lunch included)

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8:00 am - 3:30 pm

St. Paul Lutheran Church
31 Rowe Blvd
Annapolis MD 21401


Bookings are closed for this event.