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

Introduction to Weather
2525 Alta Vista Dr
Ottawa, ON K1V 7T3

Course Date

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm


Wednesdays 1900-2100.  

Taught in classroom.

For infromation contact Axel Obenauf: