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Weather Underground Launches New Sailing Service

Free Interactive Service For Sailing & Boating Enthusiasts Combines Detailed Weather Forecasts With Localized Marine Data From ActiveCaptain. Weather Underground, the world’s first online weather service, today launched a new Sailing & Boating weather page on wunderground.com, providing boaters with … Continue reading

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Weather4Sailors & North U to Offer Webinars on Communications and Weather

Weather4Sailors.com has teamed up with North U to offer a series of webinars this spring. The first webinar entitled Onboard Communcications & Reading and Interpreting Weather Data will take place in a two part series of three hour sessions in … Continue reading

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“Using Weather Wisely” Seminar

The Annapolis to Bermuda Race will host a seminar called “Using Weather Wisely” at Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies in Annapolis on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9a.m.–12p.m. The focus will be on weather patterns for the Chesapeake Bay, Gulf Stream … Continue reading

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Storm Pulse

When you’re at the mercy of severe weather, you want to make sure you’ve got the best data you can find. StormPulse.com offers live weather graphics for the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and United States, and it allows you to … Continue reading

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Weather Windows

This week a large could front is inching across the eastern states with the promise of  strong winds and rain along the coast. So, skippers who are trying to head south on the winter migration to warmer areas are all … Continue reading

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Boat Rat: Estimating Wave Height

This guest Boat Rat’s Tip of the Week comes to us from the experts at Mariners Learning System. An accurate estimate of wave height is subjective and sometimes difficult to accomplish, but there are a number of methods that, with … Continue reading

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Standard Horizon CPN Series

Standard Horizon’s CPN series helps cruisers navigate safely to their destination while giving them something to do along the way. CPN plotters come with built in Wi-Fi, multi-media capabilities, USB and Bluetooth technology, Ethernet networking, XM Weather overlay, and an … Continue reading

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Weather Routing for Passagemakers

We just got back from a short four-day delivery of a friend’s 60-foot sloop from Bermuda to Newport, Rhode Island, a distance of 635 miles. In early May, weather along this route is always chancy and it was for us, … Continue reading

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2011 Hurricane Predictions for Atlantic

The hurricane forecasting team at Colorado State University is predicting an above-average 2011 Atlantic hurricane season. The team slightly reduced its early December prediction, but still called for an active season, based on current La Niña conditions that are expected … Continue reading

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Weather Webinar: Passage to Bermuda

Continuing with their webinar series devoted to offshore passagemaking, the Marion Bermuda Race’s upcoming session will be held this Saturday, April 16th. It will cover the June climatology that sailors can expect as they head to Bermuda from the U.S.

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Weather Webinars with Bill Biewenga

BWS columnist Bill Biewenga will lead a webinar on how to acquire, understand and use weather information on Saturday, March 12th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST with guest speakers, including Ken Campbell from Commanders’ Weather and Joe Sienkiewicz … Continue reading

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BWS Sponsors Weather Seminars

This winter and spring, the Marion Bermuda Race and BWS will sponsor a three-part online seminar series so you can gain in-depth weather knowledge from the comfort of your home. Offshore sailor, BWS columnist and weather expert Bill Biewenga will … Continue reading

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