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Marine Weather Endorsement (119)
May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
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 progress of the forecasts they have received.