Mediterranean Weather Handbook for Sailors

Mediterranean Weather Handbook for Sailors

Author: Roberto Ritossa

Publisher:

Published: 2014-01-01

Total Pages: 120

ISBN-13: 9781846235979

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'Mediterranean Weather Handbook for Sailors' is an indispensable reference providing a general understanding of the various phenomena concurring to determine weather in the Mediterranean as well as useful forecasting aids. It is written for sailors, not meteorologists; theory is kept to a minimum, while every effort is made to provide clear interpretative tools that are helpful in understanding actual weather and forecasting. Roberto Ritossa is a meteorology expert and this handbook is a result of many years research on Mediterranean weather patterns. This second edition includes details of new and changed websites that offer meteorological services. Throughout the graphics have been improved and for some sections additional illustrations have been added. Roberto Ritossa has produced an excellent weather text book for those who choose to sail in the Mediterranean. Although it claims to be 'written for sailors, not meteorologists' there is more than enough essential theory to satisfy the keenest of amateur meteorologists. I would certainly buy a copy if I were to ever plan to return to the Mediterranean, as a sailor. - IG, Cruising.


Reeds Weather Handbook 2nd edition

Reeds Weather Handbook 2nd edition

Author: Frank Singleton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Published: 2019-04-18

Total Pages: 144

ISBN-13: 1472965043

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Weather determines when we sail, where we sail to – and whether we arrive safely. This essential pocket-sized guide equips the reader with all the necessary tools to predict and deal with local and distant weather conditions, whether on a day trip or a longer cruise, along the coast or further offshore. Each topic is broken down into digestible chapters, explaining the origins and effects of the full spectrum of weather conditions, including: - using and evaluating weather forecasts - depressions, fronts, isobars and other coastal effects - waves and swell - weather lore and sky watching. Meteorology is still advancing and sources of forecasts are changing. This new edition keeps the handbook up-to-date, with a particular focus on the increasing use of GRIB files, computer weather modelling and sources of forecasts, especially with the proliferation of computer forecasts becoming available free of charge. With practical explanations and helpful diagrams and photographs, this is the ideal aide-memoire for skippers and crew, especially those studying for their Day Skipper and Yachtmaster exams.


Skipper's Cockpit Weather Guide

Skipper's Cockpit Weather Guide

Author: Frank Singleton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Published: 2022-03-17

Total Pages: 196

ISBN-13: 147298904X

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With weather conditions continually evolving, skippers need to factor forecast data into every passage plan and be prepared to modify it if the situation changes. This spiral-bound instant reference guide will help you draw the most relevant weather information from a variety of sources, understand and apply broader forecast data to your location and your anticipated route, and know when and how to make those necessary alterations. In clear, practical language, and with diagrams, photographs, explanations and bulleted lists, the book is also a useful primer or overview for RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore students by following the contents of the course: - Basic terms / the Beaufort Scale - Air masses - Cloud types - Weather patterns associated with pressure and frontal systems - Sources of weather information - Interpret a shipping forecast, weatherfax and weather satellite information - Land and sea breezes - Sea fog - Use of a barometer as a forecasting aid As a reference before sailing, a reminder of what is available for use before going to sea, and a guide to what to look out for and use when sailing, this practical handbook is aimed at skippers and crew of all levels, whether on day cruises or longer ocean-going passages. Spiral bound to lie flat and printed on splashproof paper, it is the ideal hands-on weather-focused passage planning guide, but with lots of tips for use on board it is the essential aide-memoire to have on the boat.


The Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean Cruising

The Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean Cruising

Author: Rod Heikell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Published: 2018-02-22

Total Pages: 192

ISBN-13: 1472951220

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This is the perfect guide for anyone cruising in the Mediterranean by Rod Heikell, the acknowledged expert on Mediterranean sailing. Thoroughly updated, this new edition conveys the magic of Mediterranean cruising, as well as giving practical first-hand advice on sailing these enticing waters. Although the Mediterranean provides wonderfully diverse cruising opportunities, it can also deliver a few surprises to the unwary. In this invaluable practical guide, Rod Heikell provides sound advice on: anchoring, berthing bow or stern-to, what weather to expect, facilities and the costs of keeping a boat there, plus advice on navigation, popular routes, formalities and what to expect ashore. Each country around the Mediterranean is covered, and there's even a handy section on shoe-string cruising for those on a tight budget. 'Offers time-served advice to both the novice and the old-hand.' Nautical Magazine


The Seabreeze Handbook

The Seabreeze Handbook

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: A&C Black

Published: 2013-04-22

Total Pages: 129

ISBN-13: 1408159198

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Seabreezes are the lifeblood of cruising and racing sailors - but they are a fickle resource and it's vital to be able to predict and read the situations when they will blow strongly, change direction (annoyingly) or vanish altogether. This is a highly practical handbook from Alan Watts, the renowned meteorology author, on a subject only lightly touched upon in other books. Here he helps seafarers of all types (dinghy sailors, yacht racers, big boat cruisers, etc) to capitalise on when the seabreeze will occur and from what direction. He will explain the relevance of: - Time of day - Sea/land temperature - Local topography (bays, cliffs, headlands, etc) - Pressure systems and their effect on the arrival and duration of seabreezes Illustrated with photos, wind charts, box-outs, checklists, and tips and hints, this is the book that will help sailors to use the wind efficiently, whether to cruise or race successfully.


A Plural Peninsula: Studies in Honour of Professor Simon Barton

A Plural Peninsula: Studies in Honour of Professor Simon Barton

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

Published: 2023-10-20

Total Pages: 513

ISBN-13: 9004683755

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A Plural Peninsula embodies and upholds Professor Simon Barton’s influential scholarly legacy, eschewing rigid disciplinary boundaries. Focusing on textual, archaeological, visual and material culture, the sixteen studies in this volume offer new and important insights into the historical, socio-political and cultural dynamics characterising different, yet interconnected areas within Iberia and the Mediterranean. The structural themes of this volume --the creation and manipulation of historical, historiographical and emotional narratives; changes and continuity in patterns of exchange, cross-fertilisation and the recovery of tradition; and the management of conflict, crisis, power and authority-- are also particularly relevant for the postmedieval period, within and beyond Iberia. Contributors are Janna Bianchini, Jerrilynn D. Dodds, Simon R. Doubleday, Ana Echevarría Arsuaga, Maribel Fierro, Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo, Fernando Luis Corral, Therese Martin, Iñaki Martín Viso, Amy G. Remensnyder, Maya Soifer Irish, -Teresa Tinsley, Sonia Vital Fernández, Alun Williams, Teresa Witcombe, and Jamie Wood. See inside the book


Modern Weather for Sailors

Modern Weather for Sailors

Author: John Jourdane

Publisher:

Published: 2016-12-15

Total Pages: 130

ISBN-13: 9780692766255

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There is way too much weather information out there on the Internet, and the trick is to find the key weather you need to go sailing safely and quickly. This purpose of this book is to help sailors find and use the important weather information in the endless universe of weather information.Whether you are planning a day sail on a lake, or a voyage across an ocean, knowing what the weather is going to do is as important as knowing how to trim your sails or set your anchor. Hopefully, this book will help you learn how to find and understand the weather you need as a sailor.


The Sailor's Book of the Weather

The Sailor's Book of the Weather

Author: Dr. Simon Keeling

Publisher: *Wiley Nautical

Published: 2008-07-29

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780470998038

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Introducing key principles that influence the weather, this guide gives sailors the tools to forecast from observations and the available information. Wind, clouds and weather patterns are all covered, arming mariners with the knowledge required to predict the weather accurately. Illustrated with charts and beautiful photographs, this book is a must for anyone who ventures onto the water, whatever your boat, experience or sailing location.