The Seabreeze Handbook: The Marvel Of Seabreezes And How To Use Them To Your Advantage

Author: Alan Watts
Homepage 9781408145562

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  • : $44.00(NZD)
  • : 9781408145562
  • : A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • : Adlard Coles Nautical
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  • : May 2012
  • : 234mm X 156mm X 8mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : Alan Watts
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  • : Paperback
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  • : 551.5185
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  • : 128
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Barcode 9781408145562
9781408145562

Description

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 in order to cruise or race successfully.

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This practical handbook helps seafarers - from dinghy racers to cruising yachtsmen - predict and capitalise on seabreezes, the fickle yet essential lifeblood of sailing.

Author description

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.