Introduction to Weather for Recreational Boaters

Winds, waves, fog, lightning, hail, tornadoes .... hurricanes! The wise boater respects and anticipates mother nature’s many moods. Beyond “red sky in the morning”, this course provides boaters with the tools to find and accurately interpret weather reports and forecasts, and to develop keen judgments in “reading” the sky and sea for optimum boating safety in and around Canadian waters. Newly developed for adult learners, this course will measure learning success not by closed-book, memory-work exams, but by practical, open-book applications of learned concepts to actual boating situations.


1. The Atmosphere, Temperature, Heat
2. Wind, Pressure, Waves
3. Water, Humidity, Fog, Precipitation
4. Stability, Clouds
5. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
6. Mid-Latitude Weather and Storms
7. Overview of Special Topics: e.g. hurricanes

British Columbia
Starts City Squadron Link
January 12, 2019 Roberts Creek Sunshine Coast
January 22, 2019 Courtenay Cape Lazo
January 31, 2019 Port Moody Port Moody
Starts City Squadron Link
January 8, 2019 London London
January 15, 2019 Oakville Oakville
March 5, 2019 Mississauga Port Credit
January 8, 2020 Port Dover Port Dover