Weather at Sea

A Cruising Skipper's Guide to the Weather

Simon Rowell

Understand the weather from a practical, on the water, sailor's point of view. This book goes through global, regional and then local weather patterns, putting them in context with real situations to enable you to apply weather theory to practical sailing scenarios. This will increase your enjoyment and safety when out on the water.
Date Published :
November 2020
Publisher :
Fernhurst Books
Series :
Skipper's Library
Illustration :
23 Halftones, color; 45 Charts; 43 Illustrations, color
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781912621088
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.75 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$24.95

Overview
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The weather affects everyone at sea, whether you are pottering along the coast, motoring from port to port or sailing to another continent. This book explains the basic principles that govern the weather from a practical, on the water, sailor’s point of view. It goes through global, regional and then local weather patterns so you understand what is happening, how this might change and why.

Armed with this knowledge and understanding you will be more confident to make decisions about when and when not to venture out to sea and what to expect if things change while you are out there.

Simon Rowell shares his experience as a round-the world skipper and world-class weather forecaster. He explains the basic physics creatively and puts it in context with real situations to enable you to apply weather theory to practical sailing scenarios.

Hundreds of illustrations aid the communication of what can be a complex subject, enabling you to better understand the weather and increase your enjoyment and safety when out on the water.

About The Author
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Simon Rowel is a world-class weather forecaster and yachting professional. He has skippered a yacht to victory in the Clipper Round the World Race and has been forecaster for that race since 2011. Since 2015 he has been the meteorologist for the British Olympic Sailing Team.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Simon Rowell

Foreword

Introduction

1. Global Weather Patterns

2. Weather, Charts, Forecast Types, GRIB Data & Terminology

3. Mid-Latitude Depressions

4. Highs, Lows & The Jetstream – How They Interact

5. The Boundary Layer

6. Topographic Effects

7. Tropical Weather

8. Tropical Revolving Storms

9. Clouds.

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