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The Seabreeze Handbook: The Marvel of Seabreezes and How to Use Them to Your Advantage
     

The Seabreeze Handbook: The Marvel of Seabreezes and How to Use Them to Your Advantage

by Alan Watts
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408159194
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
04/22/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
15 MB
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Meet the Author

Alan Watts, one-time professional meteorologist, has spent considerable time studying wind changes and short-term alterations in the weather. This, combined with his enthusiasm for sailing which began with the sea scouts, has enabled him to assist people to read the weather from the signs in the sky.

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