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ORCV Weather for Sailors Course
Module 1 The Fundamentals

Over 3 nights, this online course covers the fundamentals of weather including:

  • Fundamentals of weather terminology. 
  • Definitions. 
  • The Barometer 
  • Vectors in sailing 
  • Seasons 
  • Coriolis 
  • Weather systems, Global mechanisms 
  • The forecasting process, the weather map, 
  • Weather information, how to read and use it. 
  • Fronts 
  • Weather Warnings 
  • Waves & Tides 
  • An introduction to Clouds and their signs. 
  • Gusts, lulls, and coriolis. 
  • Sea breezes-local- -autumn, winter, summer. Land breezes, katabatics. 
  • Obstructions 
  • Topography, land effects & Bathymmetry  

Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites to attending this course 

Cost:  $150 per person non member, $127.50 per person ORCV Member 

Dates: Between Thu 17 Sept, Mon 28 Sept & 5 Oct 7-9pm and 24 Sept, 1 & 8 Oct 2020 7-9pm



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