Welcome to Advanced Cruising Ashore Knowledge Session 2: Weather

These sessions deal with Ashore Knowledge requirements of the Sail Canada and ASA Advanced Cruising Standards.

The latest version of the Sail Canada standard can be downloaded from the Sail Canada website at the following link: https://www.sailing.ca/files/Intermediate_Cruise_January_1_2017_effective.pdf

The ASA 106 standard can be downloaded from the ASA website at the following link:
https://asa.com/certifications/asa-106-advanced-coastal-cruising/

You should acquire one of the following books.  Pre-reading references have been provided for each.

1. “ABS” refers to sections in the Annapolis Book of Sailing.  The book is available in printed form and as a ebook on the IOS platform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. “IMBS”: refers to sections in the International Marine Book of Sailing, also available in printed form and as an ebook on IOS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. “USPM”: refers to sections in Passage Making, published by US Sailing. This is available in printed form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics Pre-reading References Screencast (opens in a new window) Exercises Comments
2.1 Session Introduction  NA Screencast (2 mins) NA  Let’s get started!
2.2 Pressure and Fronts ABS: Chapter 4, sections on Highs and Lows, Fronts, Low Pressure Systems

IMBS: Appendix 1, section on Deck level forecasting

USPM: Chapter 5, Coastal Weather

Screencast (10.5 mins) NA
2.3 Clouds ABS: Chapter 4, section on Forecasting with Clouds

IMBS: Appendix 1, section on Messages from Clouds

USPM: Chapter 5, Coastal Weather

Screencast (5 mins) NA
2.4 Fog ABS: Chapter 4, section on Fog

IMBS: NA

USPM: Chapter 5, Coastal Weather

Screencast (2 mins) NA
2.5 Thermal and prevailing winds ABS: Chapter 4 sections on the Prevailing Southwest Wind, The Thermal Effect

IMBS: Chapter 6, very brief mention in section on What Will the Wind Do

USPM: Chapter 5, Coastal Weather

Screencast (2 mins) NA
2.6 Sources of weather information ABS: NA

IMBS: Appendix 1, section on Weather Forecast Sources

USPM: Chapter 5, Coastal Weather, Chapter 18, Ocean Weather

Screencast (1.5 mins) NA
2.7 Interpreting and synoptic chart ABS: NA

IMBS: Appendix 1, section on Onboard Weather Forecasting

USPM: Chapter 5, Coastal Weather, Chapter 18, Ocean Weather

Screencast (7.5 mins) Here’s a youTube video explaining synoptic charts
2.8 Interpreting a weather forecast ABS: Chapter 4, section on Weather Forecasting

IMBS: Appendix 2, Wind and Waves

USPM: Chapter 11, Coastal Heavy Weather

Screencast (9.5 mins) NA  Good progress!

 


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