Great Lakes Basic Marine Weather Seminar
For Both Sailors & Power Boaters
Saturday, April 9, 2016


Learn a little meteorology and reduce some of the uncertainty of boating on the Great Lakes. An enhanced understanding of basic weather principles and a few simple forecasting skills can allow you to improve cruise planning, racing performance and reduce the likelihood of being exposed to uncomfortable or hazardous weather conditions.

The Basic Marine Weather Seminar will provide attendees with an understanding of basic meteorological principles and explore the conditions favoring the development of severe weather. Graphics and case studies of actual events will be used to focus on the interesting and unique forecasting challenges associated with the Great Lakes. Attendees will also develop a basic daily forecasting resource kit based upon readily available government and university websites.

Chicago Yacht Club

400 East Monroe

Chicago, IL 60603

April 9, 2016

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Members $45 Non-members $55. (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

For registration and additional information please contact:

Please contact the CYC Front Desk at (312) 861-7777.

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Seminar Outline

Section One: Introduction
Section Two: A Solid Foundation (Basic Meteorological Principles)
Section Three: Interpreting Weather Graphics
Section Four: The Invisible Forces Controlling the Wind
Section Five: Clouds And Precipitation
Section Six: Dissecting A Low Pressure System
Section Seven: Observational Tools (Radar & Satellite Imagery)
Section Eight: Thunderstorms
Section Nine: Waves
Section Ten: A Daily Forecast Routine
Section Eleven: On-board Resources (Monitoring The Weather After You Leave The Dock)

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