Introduction to Weather for Recreational Boaters

Winds, waves, fog, lightning, hail, tornadoes .... hurricanes! The wise boater respects and anticipates mother nature’s many moods. Beyond “red sky in the morning”, this course provides boaters with the tools to find and accurately interpret weather reports and forecasts, and to develop keen judgments in “reading” the sky and sea for optimum boating safety in and around Canadian waters. Newly developed for adult learners, this course will measure learning success not by closed-book, memory-work exams, but by practical, open-book applications of learned concepts to actual boating situations.


1. The Atmosphere, Temperature, Heat
2. Wind, Pressure, Waves
3. Water, Humidity, Fog, Precipitation
4. Stability, Clouds
5. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
6. Mid-Latitude Weather and Storms
7. Overview of Special Topics: e.g. hurricanes

Starts City Squadron Link
February 21, 2017 Edmonton Edmonton
British Columbia
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January 9, 2017 Saltspring Island Saltspring Island
June 1, 2017 Prince George Prince George
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October 18, 2016 Ajax Ajax
January 10, 2017 Collingwood Blue Mountain
January 10, 2017 London London
January 24, 2017 Kingsville Windsor
February 28, 2017 Barrie Barrie
March 1, 2017 Ottawa Ottawa
April 4, 2017 Etobicoke Etobicoke