Vancouver Maritime Museum,TK Gallery room, 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver, BC
21 Apr 2018 0915h - 1630h to 22 Apr 2018 0915h - 1630h
Members $200 / Non-Members $240
Forecasting weather conditions are major aspects of cruising under sail and power. This course is aimed at the cruiser who aspires to head offshore and includes a virtual planning of the Vic-Maui Route, a race that presenter Scott Crawshaw won in 2000 with Navy training vessel HMSC Oriole. Building on the lessons learned, these two days focus on Anti-Cyclones; Swell & Sea Waves; Surface Water Circulation; Upper Air Charts & Satellite Imagery; Gap & Promontory Winds; Tropical & Sub-Tropic and more.
This two day workshop begins with the fundamentals of weather (see Basic Weather with Scot Crawshaw) and shows how weather satellites and technology have transformed forecasting to show cruisers the best way to combine their own observations with technology. Participants will learn relevant information that will ensure their enjoyment and safety at sea in both foul and fair weather.
In the practical exercises for the virtual Victoria to Maui transit, students will plot their positions, review weather products and determine the best tactics / weather routing.
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.