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.

Topics:

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
Starts City Squadron Link
September 27, 2018 Port Moody Port Moody
October 15, 2018 Kelowna Okanagan
January 12, 2019 Roberts Creek Sunshine Coast
January 22, 2019 Courtenay Cape Lazo
Ontario
Starts City Squadron Link
October 3, 2018 Guelph Guelph
November 13, 2018 Ajax Ajax
November 13, 2018 Ajax Ajax
January 8, 2019 London London
January 15, 2019 Oakville Oakville
March 5, 2019 Goderich/Clinton Goderich