Mar 1, 2011, 1:14 PM
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The second in the series of online seminars or "webinars" on how to acquire, understand and use weather information, gets underway on Saturday, March 12th. Led by Bill Biewenga with guest speakers, including Ken Campbell from Commanders' Weather and Joe Sienkiewicz from the Ocean Prediction Center, the upcoming event will be about how to read and make sense of the weather information that we see and collect. Sign up soon at htt...p://www.weather4sailors.com/onlineseminars.htm to make sure you're tuned in.
Weather Webinar, March 12th
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The March 12th session, held from 10:00 am to noon, is designed to help virtually any offshore sailor. The final two may have particular appeal for anyone intending to compete in the Marion to Bermuda race or cruise to Bermuda this spring, as the climatology and conditions that can be expected during the race will be used as an example during the April 16th and June 11th sessions.
The webinars are shaping up to be great for people who want to learn about offshore weather; how to download the data, analyze it and effectively use that data. The first of the series was on Saturday, February 5th and addressed the latest communication options and how to get weather information onboard. The March 12th session will discuss how to read weather maps, satellite imagery, radar and weather signs.
Available at your convenience in the comfort of your own home! Don't miss Saturday's webinar, March 12th! For more information and to sign up, visit http://www.weather4sailors.com/ and http://www.weather4sailors.com/onlineseminars.htm. There are also a couple of sample seminars on the site from the last run a couple of years ago - http://www.weather4sailors.com/onlineseminars.htm. Sign up early to make sure you're tuned in for the information that can help you win races or avoid problems.
Note: Bill Biewenga will be doing numerous deliveries and races again this year with some of the best crew anywhere, trekking across the oceans of the world for discerning yacht owners. If you can't join him for one of his passages, you will probably enjoy benefitting from his more than 400,000 sea miles of experience, including 37 transatlantic crossings, several TransPacs, numerous record attempts, deliveries and other races, as well as his participation in four round the world races and decades of working with weather.