This course is aimed at enabling yachtsmen to refine their forecasts skills and better plan sailing adventures. Whilst the concepts that underlie modern weather forecasting are complex, the ability to access data and interpret it to your benefit is not. Mike takes you through a short history of forecasting, explaining how the digital data we see today is produced, explains the principles of meteorological physics in terms of every day experience, and provides practical opportunities to create forecasts and understand the data available to the yachtsman today.
Weather topics covered
Mike served in the Royal Navy as a Hydrographic Surveyor, Meteorological and Oceanographic specialist for 23 years; and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Meteorology and Oceanography and is accredited by the World Meteorological Organisation. He supported operations deployed worldwide and in the UK. As an amphibious specialist, he has a unique insight into the vagaries of local effects and forecasting for small craft.
Since leaving the RN Mike has worked as a Yachting and Diving Instructor in the UK and Caribbean.
0900 until approximately 1700
RYA Weather Handbook