Notoriously elusive and difficult to predict, the seabreeze can, on a good day, create idyllic sailing conditions in the coastal belts where it blows. It is a phenomenon well worth studying: it can materially aid a passage, improve a day sail and even be a winning factor in a race.
This highly practical manual is designed to help small-craft sailors, racers and windsurfers alike to harness the power of this special thermal wind, whether at sea, up a creek or estuary or on a lake or reservoir. And there is a comprehensive overview and in-depth analysis of the specific coastal winds of Europe, too.
Discover the many factors associated with seabreezes, including:
Time of day
Local topography (including bays, cliffs and headlands)
Pressure systems and their effect on the arrival and duration of seabreezes
With clear diagrams, charts, maps and photographs throughout, Alan Watts guides the reader around this complex subject with his straightforward and jargon-free wisdom.
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About 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. He is also the author of the bestselling Instant Weather Forecasting, Instant Wind Forecasting, Instant Storm Forecasting, Weather Wise and The Weather Handbook, all published by Adlard Coles Nautical.