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
February 8, 2018 Port Moody Port Moody
March 6, 2018 Victoria Victoria
September 27, 2018 Port Moody Port Moody
New Brunswick
Starts City Squadron Link
April 10, 2018 Saint John Kennebecasis
Starts City Squadron Link
March 20, 2018 Etobicoke Etobicoke
March 22, 2018 Thunder Bay Lakehead