The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Inside Passage Weather Strategies

Online Zoom

02 Mar 2024  to 03 Mar 2024 0930h - 1200h

Members $65 / Non-Members $90

VI Education ( and Vancouver Education (

The VI and Vancouver Chapter Education Watchkeepers, Brent Alley and Kit Griffin, are delighted to announce this online Zoom course which is open to all BCA members and non-members!

Spend two mornings online with instructor-extraordinaire, Kevin Monahan, learning just how much you don’t know about weather strategies for the Inside Passage.  This seminar focuses on the unique weather patterns of the west coast, and how to make decisions based on weather forecasts. Once you understand the dynamics of the most common weather patterns that occur in the region, you can develop strategies that take advantage of the weather patterns for a more comfortable and more enjoyable cruise.

Note:  The seminar is not intended to teach actual forecasting of large scale weather patterns. Participants will be shown how to apply the information in weather forecasts and local weather reports to better understand actual conditions in specific locations on the water.

Course Format

Each two hour presentation will be followed by ½ hour of questions. There is no need to subscribe to Zoom, just register for Inside Passage Weather Strategies and we’ll send a link to you a couple of days before the course.

About the Instructor

Kevin Monahan is a retired Canadian Coast Guard officer with more than 20 years navigating the British Columbia coast as a patrol vessel captain. He has also worked on fishing boats, ferries, and coastal transports. Retiring from public service in 2012, Kevin now splits his time between publishing (Ports and PassesThe Radar Book, etc.) and teaching nautical subjects to commercial and recreational mariners. In 2013 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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