Overview Doing well in a long distance race demands teamwork, endurance, and a routing strategy based on an accurate weather forecast. Developing a .. Read more competitive routing strategy requires an understanding of basic weather forecasting principles, a familiarity with weather resources, and a working knowledge of modern routing software. This two-part 4-hour webinar is designed for sailors who are new to long-distance racing or experienced competitors who would like to refresh their skills before the season begins. This four-hour webinar will cover the following topics: How to interpret weather forecasting graphics. The basics of wind forecasting. Forecasting the development and movement of low pressure systems and their impact on the wind. The basics of weather forecast models. Sources of Gribs (small data file that contain weather forecast information). A strategy for judging the accuracy of Grib forecast data. Preparing a marine forecast using resources from the National Weather Service and Grib files (using Squid and Expedition). Weather routing using Grib data and your boat’s sailingcharacteristics (using Squid and Expedition).
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