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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 

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