guide- helping you apply weather concepts to sailing. It's as
if you're being coached by master Weather Router, Bill Biewenga.
internet portal - acting like a filter for the thousands of resources
on the Internet, navigating you through the best ones, and continuously
updating the resources as they become available to the public.
Tool - helping you collect, analyze and interpret weather data.
To get started, click on Initial
Planning on the menu on the left, or use the Phases
menu at the top.
the initial planning phase, you will complete these important
Select Mission Statement
Determine Assets and Liabilities
List Communications Inventory
Identify weather info sources
Prepare for on-board use of weather sources
Set initial route
pre-trip weather analysis phase you will:
Collect climatology norms/averages
Collect synoptic scale data
Make Final Pre-Trip Adjustments
tasks for the Onboard Execution for your weather routing include:
Updating weather conditons along the
Making realtime routing decisions
Determining if the actual conditions are caused by synoptic
patterns or (temporary) local variations.
helped dozens of people achieve their sailing objectives, whether
that is to sail faster around the buoys or around the world, or
simply to add a measure of safety as they take their family offshore.
Often people ask me how I organize my thoughts, and can I share
my thought process so that they can learn to do it themselves.
tried to capture that thought process in the "Weather Routing
Wizard." The Wizard walks you through the process that
I use when I work with private clients and racing campaigns.
PREREQUISITES: This Wizard
builds on basic knowledge of climatology, meteorology, synoptic weather,
and oceanography. Training on these subjects are available through WxAdvantage
and NorthU. Click on References in the Tools Menu for
Weather Training options.