Seabreezes are the lifeblood of cruising and racing sailors - but they
are a fickle resource and it's vital to be able to predict and read the
situations when they will blow strongly, change direction (annoyingly)
or vanish altogether.
This is a highly practical handbook from Alan Watts, the renowned
meteorology author, on a subject only lightly touched upon in other
books. Here he helps seafarers of all types (dinghy sailors, yacht
racers, big boat cruisers, etc) to capitalise on when the seabreeze will
occur and from what direction. He will explain the relevance of:
- Time of day
- Sea/land temperature
- Local topography (bays, cliffs, headlands, etc)
- Pressure systems and their effect on the arrival and duration of seabreezes
Illustrated with photos, wind charts, box-outs, checklists, and tips and
hints, this is the book that will help sailors to use the wind
efficiently, whether in order to cruise or race successfully.
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Alan Watts, one-time professional meteorologist, has spent considerable
time studying wind changes and short-term alterations in the weather.
This, combined with his enthusiasm for sailing which began with the sea
scouts, has enabled him to assist people to read the weather from the
signs in the sky. He is also the author of the bestselling Instant Weather Forecasting, Instant Wind Forecasting, Instant Storm Forecasting, Weather Wise and The Weather Handbook, all published by Adlard Coles Nautical.
I would hazard a guess that it is about the most authoritative book around on the subject Sailing Today Alan Watts clearly knows an awful lot about wind, and the book certainly isn't full of hot air! All at Sea A fascinating guide to all the influences, such as topography, pressure systems and timing -- Yachting Monthly Yachting Monthly If the wind doesn't do what you expect, reading the book could explain why. Failing to read it could leave you blissfully unaware of the full extent of what the winds are doing. Canoeist straightforward and interesting to read Welsh Coast Life
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Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2012. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Gut - A guide to using sea breezes whilst sailing. Explains how to predict and read the situations when they will blow strongly, change direction or vanish altogether. With photos, wind charts, tips and hints. 0 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. INF3002364402