Marine Weather Endorsement (119)

Marine Weather Endorsement (119)

Prerequisites: None

Description: ASA’s Weather Endorsement course teaches mariners how to take weather into account in the planning and navigation of voyages, both local and global. Anyone who ventures onto the water can benefit from this course. Weather is a big subject with many facets, but when it comes to marine weather it boils down to the wind. Wind drives the boat and wind makes the waves the boat must drive through. Besides the nature of wind and how it interacts with water and land, the student will learn the role that marine weather plays in overall cruise planning. For this they will learn use of the latest wireless communications and new weather resources now available, along with time-honored traditional shipboard observations of barometer, wind, clouds, and sea state to judge the validity and pregress of the forecasts they have received.

Format: Taught in two formats – Classroom or “On Safaris”. During the winter, the classroom sessions are taught in a two-consecutive-day, two-consecutive-weekend format. The “On Safaris” format will be offered in a combined classroom and weekend sail to apply your newly learned skill where you’ll use it – on the water.

Cost: Jan – December, Saturday & Sunday, $199/$399*

Interested in registering or have questions?  Please check our calendar for available dates and call us at 847-917-7245 or send an e-mail to

* $20 Discount when taught as a couple or 2 friends.

Don’t see a class scheduled on our calendar or the class you desire is full? Please follow this link to complete a Class Request Form for the harbor of your choice along with specific class dates and number of students from your party that would like to learn. Also include whether you prefer a private (just you and/or your group) or advertised (placed on our calendar) class. We look forward to having you aboard!