Introduction to Marine Weather

$150.00 Inc. GST


Location : Online


Start Date : 17 November 2021

End Date : 17 November 2021

Schedule Details :

Nov 17, 2021 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM


Introduction to Weather Course

Delivered in partnership with SisterShip Training. Whether you like it or not! Weather is a key factor in the safety, comfort, and enjoyment of your passage. This workshop forms part of our Navigation Qualification. It’s a great introduction and foundation to weather. We will cover weather theory, global and local weather patterns, and other weather-related phenomena. We will also cover how to obtain and interpret forecasts and do some of your own forecastings once you are on the water.

After this course, you will be far better at determining appropriate weather windows for any passage and forecast possible changes in weather by observation.

 What is Covered:

  • Introduction to weather
  • What is weather?
  • What causes weather?
  • Trade winds
  • Clouds
  • Synoptic charts
  • Isobars
  • Highs and lows
  • Cyclones/Tropical revolving storms: development and warning signs: action
  • Ridges, troughs, frontal depressions
  • Warm and cold fronts, occluded fronts: what does this mean to us?
  • Jet streams
  • Line squalls
  • Local weather patterns
  • Storm surge
  • Synoptic charts – forecast and a case study
  • Barometer
  • Pressure and wind strength

PLUS, you will get:

  • CHECKLIST – Cyclone Preparation (download)
  • ARTICLE – Interpret, adjust, prepare forecasting

Discount on “Understand Weather – A Mariner’s Guide” $49.99 (including postage). We highly recommend purchasing this book as we will refer to it throughout the course. You can do so by clicking here.


  • None, enthusiasm and curiosity are a plus.

Delivery Methods:

  • Classroom: approx 4 hours
  • Virtual: via Zoom. Same hours as Classroom. Material is Express Posted.

Equipment & Material

What’s included in the course?”

All the items mentioned above

What is not included?

  • Book, “Understand Weather – A Mariner’s Guide”. You can purchase it here.

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About Supplier

  • Supplier Name Ocean Boardroom
  • Supplier Description

    Ocean Boardroom was founded by Ivan B. Signorelli, a RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Instructor with years of experience teaching and countless miles under his belt. He founded this training centre under the ethos of providing quality up-to-date training that goes beyond just ticking boxes to provide our students with over-and-above skills and information that they can take back onboard and use right away. Our training is relevant and up to date with the latest information available in the industry. On some of our courses you will also leave with a comprehensive manual which is often not the case with other schools that don’t provide any take-home material for future reference.

    About Ivan
    - RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Instructor
    - Over 40K sea miles
    - 5 Sydney to Hobarts (2 as skipper and 1 as navigator)
    - Master 5 (under 24m) and Engineer Class 3
    - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
    - Australian Sailing Safety & Sea Survival Instructor
    - ACMA Marine Radio Operator Trainer & Invigilator.

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$150.00 Inc. GST

$150.00 Inc. GST

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