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Women’s Day

Join us on Sunday, January 21, 2018 for Women’s Day at the Vancouver Boat Show. A full day of boating seminars and guest speakers designed to educate and inspire. There are lots of topics to choose from ranging from basic electrical, emergency procedures, docking, anchoring, Howe Sound weather, electronics and apps, boat insurance, and tips and tricks for the galley and crew. The presentations, for both power and sail, will help beginners get started and offer seasoned boaters a fun refresher. Registration is required and includes a light breakfast, bag lunch and a wine reception. And a ticket to enjoy the boat show on another day since this is a full day event and you won’t have much time to visit the boat show.

And to top it all off, every registrant receives an amazing gift bag and raffle prize!

Cost to register is $99 - Space is limited!

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Lee Chesneau

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18

The Surface Pressure Chart Workshop

3:00 - 5:30 PM 

VIP Room Field Level 

This workshop takes a closer look at & examines more in-depth the surface pressure charts generated by the NWS, NHC, & the NWSFO HNL, first introduced in the 1-2:00PM free seminar “Introduction to the Surface Pressure Chart” as a prerequisite to this workshop. Specifically:   Conduct an exercise understanding true wind direction/speed wind barbs associated with low & high-pressure systems symbols.  Discuss more in depth the surface pressure weather system’s symbols & their associated features (e.g., fronts, troughs, & ridges to name a few).  Discussion & follow up exercise on being able to anticipated specific weather conditions (such as cloud types, precipitation, visibility restrictions, & winds), all associated with the aforementioned common surface pressure chart symbols.  Discussion & follow up exercise on the difference between “Issued” & “Valid” from the OPC’s analyses & forecast charts.  There will be a discussion & follow up exercise on the 24 -hour interval specific tracking & intensity trends (marine advisories & warnings) of the surface map’s L’s & H’s pressure centers.   Finally, Lee Chesneau will presents his hierarchy for marine weather prediction, vessel routing & decision making.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 19

The 500 mb Chart Workshop

3:00 - 5:30 PM  (2.5 hr workshop)

Room 147 / VIP Room, located on the main field level of BC Place 

We go into deeper the different components of the upper-level 500 mb chart discussed the earlier 12-1PM free seminar “An Introduction to the 500 Mb Chart” as a prerequisite to this workshop. This will allow for your further understanding of this important tool for self-reliant marine weather forecasting & routing offshore & high seas. Specifically: Identifying upper level troughs & ridges as depicted on 500 mb charts.How 500 mb controls sea-level surface low & high pressure systems (e.g., influences as to where surface low & high pressure weather systems originate, intensify, weaken, & move). Discussion & illustration of what a weather pattern is, & how to identify & recognize the four (4) basic 500 mb flow patterns (two of them depicted below). A discussion of how to develop a culture of routinely accessing both 500 mb & their companion at sea-level surface pressure charts, & annotating specific features that will allow one to clearly see their connected inter-relationships. It is highly recommended to attend the “Surface Pressure Workshop” offered on Thursday from 3-5:30 PM.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

Understanding Offshore Weather Forecasting & Cruise Decision Making Workshop

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM (2.5 hour workshop)

Room 147 / VIP Room, located on the main field level of BC Place

Blue water cruising on the offshore, & high seas waters always involves receiving some form of extended range marine weather forecasts from pilot charts, alpha-numeric text forecasts, to the real time graphical analyses & forecast charts noted discussed in the 12:15-1:15 PM “An Introduction to the Wind & Wave Chart” & the 2:15 -3:15 PM An Introduction to the 500 Mb Chart” free seminars as “prerequisites” to this workshop. we will delve more as to how to integrate the appropriate pilot charts & real time core synoptic scale weather charts, inclusive of 500 mb, at sea-level surface pressure, & wind/wave analyses & forecast charts. Specifically: First; we’ll look at long range distance voyage planning via pilot charts. Second; the importance of documentation & verification of marine weather forecasts through 120 hours (5-days) for enabling an ocean navigator the confidence level for engaging the big picture through synoptic scale weather charts. To introduce the A.B, C, & D zones associated with a 500 mb chart & discussed in detail & applied in Heavy Weather Avoidance by Chen & Chesneau www.chesneaumarineweather.com/?p=214. Finally, we exercise a virtual voyage plan from Vancouver BC via Strait of Juan De Juca, south along WA & OR coasts, perhaps stopping off San Francisco & then onto Point Conception, then south along the Baha Peninsula, westbound to Hawaii, using all the aforementioned weather resources previously discussed. Highly recommended attendees to this workshop attend both the “Surface Pressure & 500 Mb Chart Workshops” offered on Thursday & Friday both from 3-5:30 PM each day

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