Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register
Community Search
Vancouver Education Blog
Blog Home All Blogs
Search all posts for:   

 

View all (3) posts »
 

Lee Chesneau's last session

Posted By Jean Baillargeon, May 12, 2014

Last week end, while you were probably celebrating Mother's Day with that special gal in your life, a few "weather forecasters in waiting" where receiving invaluable training from famed offshore weather forecaster Lee Chesneau.

This was the second in a 2 part series of initiations to the mysteries of weather prediction while cruising offshore. The bulk on the class centred around the 500mb chart which is proven to be one of the most accurate forecasting tools in a weatherman's arsenal. 

Now, some 16 BCA members have benefited from this advanced forecasting seminar. The seminar was held at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, which proved to be a pretty nice venue for such an event. Earlier this year, Mr. Chesneau in partnership with our tireless Vancouver Chapter education volunteers (Norm Cooper and Paul Guenette) held 2 seminars to help introduce us to offshore weather forecasting.

There are plans to repeat these excellent seminars. So keep an eye out come fall for the next round of BCA education offerings. 


On leaving for home late sunday afternoon, Mr. Chesneau confided our group was one of the most engaged he'd taught in a long while. We certainly felt very lucky to have access to this remarkable trainer and hopefully make us all better sailors.

Lee's website is an amazing collection of useful links and tabs to various online weather products. A must for anyone thinking of going offshore.

JB

Tags:  forecast  Lee Chesneau  Offshore Weather 

Share |
Permalink | Comments (0)
 
Sign In
Sign In securely
Calendar

2017-12-19
VI South Club Night - Christmas Social and BCA Awards Presentation

2018-01-10
Vancouver Club Night: Florida to Puerto Vallarta: The Ongoing Adventures Aboard J’SEA

2018-01-13
Vancouver 2018 - Preparing Your Boat for Offshore

2018-01-16
VI SOUTH JANUARY CLUB NIGHT - Cruising SE Asia: Sailing the Tropical Never-Never Land

2018-01-17 » 2018-01-21
Vancouver International Boat Show

2018-01-26
OCA 2018 - Slow Boat to Greece

2018-01-27
Vancouver - 2018 - Emergencies On Board

2018-01-28
Vancouver 2018 - Maneuvering in Tight Quarters

2018-02-09
OCA 2018 - The “Accidental Circumnavigation”

2018-02-17
VI Victoria 2018 - Icom M802: Starting From Scratch

2018-03-09
OCA 2018 - Bears, Bergy Bits & Bubble Netting

2018-03-10
VI Mid-Island 2018 - Basic Marine Radar

2018-03-14
Vancouver Club Night - Solomon Islands - The Undiscovered Paradise!

2018-03-23
Vancouver - 2018 - Nigel Calder on Marine Electrical

2018-03-23
Vancouver 2018 - Nigel Calder - Lessons Learned