Waggoner Cruising Guide Seminar
Understanding the Weather in the Pacific Northwest and How to Stay out of Trouble
with Mark Bunzel at Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend
September 6th, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $45
Understanding Pacific Northwest Weather is one of the biggest challenges when cruising in this area. It can make the difference between a good trip, or a trip where the crew is not sure they ever want to boat again!
Waggoner Cruising Guide Editor, Mark Bunzel, will take you through a proven technique for understanding the weather and making an effective go or no-go decisions. He will explain the many weather resources available on the Internet, cellular telephone or the WX transmissions on the VHF radio. He will share his Weather Checklist for recording the weather and which items are the ones critical to you for interpreting safe cruising conditions. Together, you will plan a trip and gather the weather information to predict what the conditions will be like.
Mark will also discuss how the tides and currents for a days cruise need to reviewed together with the weather to identify safe cruising conditions. The Lunar Cycle will also be discussed and how it can factor into the days cruising conditions.
Powerboat cruisers avoid the wind and sailors love the wind – to a point! Both will be reviewed.
After taking this course, you will have a good understanding of Pacific Northwest weather and how you can determine the best conditions for your cruise and give you confidence in your weather planning.
>>Looking for more boating seminars? Check out our fall classes at Cruisers College. <<