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Two-Day Basic Marine Weather Course (Annapolis, Feb 21-22)

ASCLogoBasic Marine Weather is an entry-level two-day course for attendees with little or no marine weather background. The course covers an introduction to 101 weather principles, the language of weather (specifically important definitions), common surface weather systems and their features (e.g., lows, highs, fronts, troughs & ridges) the symbols commonly found on surface pressure weather charts, what goes into a human intelligence originated forecast, and finally how to document and verify all surface weather forecasts for confidence building and learning to becoming self-reliant in your own marine weather forecasting skills. There will also be a very brief introduction on weather communications at sea.

 Day 2, “Application of Weather Analyses & Forecasting”, will consist of reinforcement “Hands-On” exercises based on topics from day 1. We will also discuss new topics such as local weather, wave and swell wave generation, NWS’s Wind & Wave forecast products along with “Hands-On” exercises integrating the products discussed.

Click here for a course syllabus.

Price: $250 for both days, or $125.00 for one (for those who wish to take the first day only, or for those who took the first day last winter and wish to attend just the second day this year – completing day 1 is required to attend day 2). Annapolis Sailor’s Club members, don’t forget to enter your coupon code while registering to get your ASC discount!


Register below for the Feb 21 & 22 Basic Marine Weather Course!

This Basic Marine Weather course is also available on Jan 10 & 11.
There is a follow-up Advanced Marine Weather weekend course Feb 28 & March 1st, which will expand upon the skills learned at the Basic Marine Weather weekends.

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02/21/2015 - 02/22/2015
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies
116 Legion Ave
Annapolis MD 21401


Bookings are closed for this event.