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Basic Marine Weather

Poplar Room, Saanich Fair Grounds, 1528 Stellys X Rd, Saanichton

14 Apr 2018 0900h - 1200h  

Members $50 / Non-Members $65

VI Education

An understanding of basic weather is an important attribute of seamanship. Taught by renowned mariner Scott Crawshaw, a highly qualified instructor, offshore sailor and former BCA member, this 1/2 day workshop that will introduce cruisers to the fundamentals of weather, enable them to combine weather forecasts (VHF) with personal observation, and relate it to their immediate situation. Participants will learn relevant information that will build their confidence and help ensure their enjoyment and safety at sea in both foul and fair weather.


  • Air Circulation Patterns
  • Pressure,Temperature and Moisture
  • Air Masses
  •  Fronts and Cyclogenesis
  • Fog, Clouds and Precipitation
  •  Weather Maps
  •  Sources of Local Weather



Scott Crawshaw has sailed for over 40 years and has over 50,000 miles of ocean water experience.  This includes skippering the Royal Canadian Navy’s Tall Ship, HMCS Oriole and four years of offshore sailing with his family aboard the sailing vessel Peregrinata. His qualifications include a Transport Canada Master Mariner, unlimited tonnage; a Navy Surface Command Qualification, unlimited tonnage; an ISPA Instructor qualification and he is a CYA Yachtmaster.  Scott has a degree in Physics and Physical Oceanography from Royal Roads Military College. He currently resides in the UK with his wife Sonia, where he is filling an exchange position with the Royal Navy until summer 2018.

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