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

British Columbia
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September 12, 2017 Langley Langley
September 14, 2017 New Westminster Royal City
September 14, 2017 Coquitlam Coquitlam
September 14, 2017 Burnaby Burnaby
January 16, 2018 Vancouver Vancouver
New Brunswick
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October 12, 2017 Moncton Shediac
October 16, 2017 Saint John Kennebecasis
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September 25, 2017 Online National
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September 20, 2017 Guelph Guelph
October 17, 2017 Ajax Ajax
October 17, 2017 Burlington Burlington
October 18, 2017 Ottawa Ottawa
January 9, 2018 London London
January 9, 2018 Oakville Oakville
January 17, 2018 Whitby Oshawa
January 18, 2018 Barrie Barrie
January 23, 2018 Mississauga Port Credit
February 7, 2018 Ottawa Ottawa
March 22, 2018 Thunder Bay Lakehead