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CANCELLED: Basic Weather with Scott Crawshaw

Vancouver Maritime Museum,TK Gallery room, 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver, BC

21 Apr 2018 0915h - 12:15h  

Members $50 / Non-Members $65

An understanding of basic weather is an important attribute of seamanship. This course is aimed at the cruiser who will be sailing in internal waters and has access to VHF radio broadcasts and possibly even the internet. This 1/2-day workshop will introduce cruisers to the fundamentals of weather, which include Air Circulation Patterns; Pressure, Temperature and Moisture; Air Masses; Fronts and Cyclogenesis; Fog, Clouds and Precipitation; and Interpreting Weather Maps.

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.

About the Instructor

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 Peregrinata.  His qualifications include a Transport Canada Master Mariner, unlimited tonnage; a Navy Surface Command Qualification, unlimited tonnage; an ISPA instructor qualification and is a CYA Yachtmaster.

He has sailed extensively in the Pacific, twice to Australia and five times to and from Hawaii.  He has participated in a number of international yacht races including four Victoria to Maui International Yacht Races where he was the winning skipper of the 2000 race and is the corrected time record holder.  In addition, he has competed in numerous Swiftsure races and a Van-Isle 360.  From 2002-2006 he cruised with his wife and two daughters down the coast of the Americas and across the South Pacific, including the Galapagos, to Australia.

Scott has a degree in Physics and Physical Oceanography from Royal Roads Military College.  He currently lives 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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