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This seminar focuses on the unique weather patterns of the west coast, and how to make decisions based on weather forecasts. Once you understand the dynamics of the most common weather patterns that occur in the region, you can develop strategies that take advantage of the weather patterns for a more comfortable and more enjoyable cruise.

When: Sunday, October 29, 2017
10:00 AM
Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum, T.K. Gallery
1905 Ogden Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia  V6J 1A3
Presenter: Captain Kevin Monahan
Contact: Shannon Rae

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Weather Strategies for the Inside Passage

with Kevin Monahan

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Vancouver Maritime Museum, T.K. Gallery

Purpose & Benefits:

The topography of the west coast influences the weather in unique ways, and large-scale weather patterns end up causing very localized effects, by focusing waves and swells on certain areas and not on others, and by accentuating the wind in certain locations. This results in an extraordinarily complex regime of local effects which must be taken into consideration when planning a cruise or when making daily decisions about when to travel and when to stay at anchor.  

The seminar will also introduce participants to key concepts of mid-latitude depressions, offshore highs, and inflow and outflow winds, and their interactions with the geography of the Inside Passage. Certain locations must be avoided in certain winds, and other places offer safe passage even during high winds. The seminar also examines the sequence and timing of weather events in specific locations.

The seminar is not intended to teach actual forecasting of large scale weather patterns. Instead it will show skippers how to apply the information in weather forecasts and local weather reports, to better understand actual conditions in specific locations on the water.

Kevin Monahan, an experienced captain, retired Canadian Coast Guard officer, and author of: Local Knowledge: A Skipper's Reference (Tacoma to Ketchikan) and The Radar Book: Effective Navigation and Collision Avoidance.  Kevin will have copies of his books for sale.

Classroom style with extensive slides.

Time: 9:30 am - 3pm.

BCA Members - $55
Non-members - $70

Maximum Class Size:
18 participants

There is a $15 processing fee to cover our administration costs

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