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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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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

Overview

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

Sea/land temperature

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408145562
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/05/2012
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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. 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.

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