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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

Details
Next Course
Prerequisite:
None
Duration:
6 Weeks
Cost:
Printed Manual
$140.00 – Member
$185.00 – Non-member
eBook
$125.00 – Member
$170.00 – Non-member
Course Kit:
Includes Student Notes, Homework Folder, Homework Answers, Cloud Chart, State of the Sea Chart and Mapping Weather booklet.
Other:
A minimum of five students are required. Price may be subject to change.
Date:
Please contact our Squadron for details.
Location:
St. Patrick’s High School
2525 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa
     

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