ORCV Announces the Launch of its All New Weather Course for 2014.
The ORCV Training Sub-Committee has prepared an all new weather course designed to inform all types of sailors (racers and cruising sailors alike), how to observe weather conditions and how to find the right forecasting advice from the vast array of modern resources available.
When and Where?
- Modules One (Fundamentals of Weather Terminology) and Two (Enclosed Waters) - Sunday 13 April, 2014. Registration at 8:30am
- Module Three (Coastal - up to 3 days duration) - Monday 28 April, 2014. Commencing at 6:15pm
- Module Four (Trans-Oceanic) - Monday 5 May, 2014. Commencing at 6:15pm
All ORCV Weather Courses are held at South Yarra Sports (Melbourne High School). See the main ORCV Weather Course website for more details.
The Bureau of Meteorology has made significant progress with it’s forecasting in recent times and now achieves remarkable accuracy, especially out to 3 days.
With easy to use graphics and continual improvements the Bureau is working towards achieving higher degrees of accuracy for up to seven days and this technology has changed the focus of sailors.
This new course concentrates on the practical facets of weather applied to sailing, designed to cover the terminology, conditions and weather forecasting resources that will allow sailors of all persuasions to plan their trip from an afternoon on the Bay, through to a trans-ocean passage such as a Melbourne to Vanuatu or Melbourne to Osaka race, and the return delivery passages.