Take the time to read and digest it before setting sail. Covers all the knowledge required to take readers from Cadet to Master rank. The book also focuses on the rules-of-thumb, routines and on-board equipment that enables one to sail prudently and safely - if warily - across the world's oceans. This essential pocket-sized guide equips the reader with all the tools to predict and deal with local and distant weather conditions, whether on a day trip or a longer cruise, along the coast or further offshore. You have a way of putting what has always been a difficult subject matter into easy to understand analogies and laymen's terms making understanding complex weather patterns easier. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Author by : Miles Hordern Language : en Publisher by : St. If you are concerned with the current rash of severe weather affecting racing and cruising yachts, this book will explain what is happening and how to take early action to avoid unnecessary weather risks. It's a great companion to Admiralty Sailing Directions. Stationary Fronts -- Secondary Depressions -- Onboard Prediction -- Wind Strength -- Messages in the Clouds -- The Barometer -- Along the South African Coast -- Wind Direction -- Gust Factors -- Data from Other Yachts -- What the Waves Tell You -- Anomalies -- Finding Pressure Centers -- Reading the Clouds -- General Categories of Clouds -- Cirrus -- Cirrocumulus -- Cirrostratus -- Altocumulus -- Altostratus -- Stratus -- Nimbostratus -- Cumulonimbus -- Cumulus. Unique among weather texts, it is the fruit of years of research and more than 200,000 sea miles. When I came to the caption to the diagram on page 123, which described the opposite of what the diagram showed, and also contradicted text elsewhere in the book, I'm afraid I became rather irritated with it. Watch the Barometer -- Line Squalls -- Land-Generated Thunderheads -- Thunder and Lightning -- Microbursts -- Clear-Air Microbursts -- A Final Warning -- Auckland to Raivavai -- Towards the Australs -- An El Nino Year? Closely guarded secrets of upper atmosphere fax charts are revealed in detail.
The book also addresses new sources of weather information that have exploded on to the market. It should be aboard every offshore boat, sail or power, and should be read thoroughly by every skipper. It affects everything we do, every action we take, our comfort, safety, and mental security. Bowyer has compiled a comprehensive and up-to-date work that translates the complexities of marine weather in Atlantic Canada. This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search box in the widget.
Filled with easy-to-use check lists, executive summaries, and more than 530 illustrations, Mariner's Weather Handbook will teach you to analyze present conditions and forecast the future for your patch of ocean. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the work. Part sailing yarn, part adventure story, part homage to an unending but beckoning horizon, Sailing the Pacific will appeal to the sailor in each one of us, whatever the way we choose to answer the ocean's call. In order to aid learning, the book includes a number of worked examples in the text along with questions and answers at the end of chapters. And, if you have mastered several other marine weather books, then this is a good book to expand your understanding, as I approach the subject very differently from any other weather book. Available Internet: Via Or from your. Professional Secrets Mariner's Weather Handbook brings together for the first time elements of forecasting and tactics employed by professional routers, forecasters, and the most successful ocean racing navigators.
When conditions are less than ideal, if you know the cause and the time frame in which weather is likely to improve, you can plan accordingly. Steve Dashew explains the world's weather in a systematic and logical progression that kept me firmly on a heretofore slippery learning curve. The trip would take him through the fjords of Patagonia, one of the last uncharted areas in the world, then north on the Peru Current before he began his homeward voyage. To know more about other products - ; Review Mariner's Weather Handbook. From the gusty fjords of Labrador to the fog banks off Southe Nova Scotia, marine weather is a fact of life for those who work, live, and travel on the seas. In that case, I owe the editor - or lack thereof - some serious gratitude.
Your card will be charged for the item price minus the discounted interest. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. It provides you with the knowledge necessary to take advantage of weather rather than being at its mercy. David reinforces concept learned in his weather book - a great learning tool, this workbook ensures you have a real understanding of marine weather. It contains all the information needed for command posts at sea. This is a book about sailing, risk analysis and weather tactics.
The only reason for not giving the book the highest marks is the poor editing and occasional indifferent and innacurate illustrations. I have since found a lot of good and very well-presented information on the subject at no cost on the internet. It's possible that the occasional misstatements and errors in the text and my subsequent backpedeling and rechecking to identify the descrepencies and 'gett it straight in my head again' are actually resposible for my finally 'getting' the weather. Bowyer Language : en Publisher by : St. Each publication contains quality color photography and views, as well as information on navigational hazards, buoyage, meteorological data, details of pilotage, regulations, port facilities and guides to major port entry.
It provides meteorological information to the maritime community, and contains a comprehensive chronicle on marine weather. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. It is skillfully designed with quick reference check lists and executive summaries, located right in the page margins, to help you quickly analyze and plan for what is going on with the weather where it matters most — where you are. More importantly for mariners, he details what the real concerns are during voyage planning and 'at sea'. Canada's East Coast has some of the harshest and most fickle weather in the world. This handbook has been the standard reference for almost 20 years for students on Day Skipper and Yachtmaster courses, and the handbook of choice for skippers and crew of cruising and racing yachts.