This course will focus on the relationships between small, transient weather phenomena and the large atmospheric high and low pressures systems. Additional considerations will focus on the influence of the generated winds on the movement of coastal waters and how these winds and currents interact and affect one another and modify local tides, tidal currents and sea state. The discussion of surface wind waves will provide a basis for the evaluation of wave/current interactions and the resulting sea state conditions as they affect small boat navigation.
For each subject area lectures introducing the topic will be supplemented by hands-on exercises and selected read-ahead materials allowing students to become familiar with the primary source materials used by professional navigators and routing software.
Course Materials: Handouts and guidance on read-ahead materials will be provided.
Suggested Reading - Marine Medicine by Michael Jacobs
Payments & Policies
Marine Training Center Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Any student cancellation received by 5 days in advance of the start date of the course will receive a full refund. Any books or course materials purchased for a course can be returned for a store credit only.
Cancellations received less than 5 days in advance will not receive any refund.
Schedule change requests received less than 5 days in advance of the start of the course are subject to a 25% surcharge .
Students who arrive the day of the course who have not properly registered or have not properly prepared as required under the course requirements will be asked to leave and will not receive any refund.
Executive Director Landfall Marine Training Center
Private classes for yacht clubs and organizations can be arranged. Please call 1-800-941-2219 Ex: 21 or email the director to discuss your request: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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