Marine Weather Quiz
Understanding wind shifts will help you become a better and faster sailor.
You’re out on the water with your friends and eager to show them your new sailing skills. Suddenly dark clouds appear in the distance and start moving towards you. What do you do next? What do they tell you about oncoming weather and how can you avoid turning your pleasant afternoon into an emergency situation? Any accomplished sailor looks at the world through the lens of weather. Knowing how pressure fronts can impact your daysail or long-distance voyage are not only important, but can often be life-saving. Weather also affects how your sailboat performs. Understanding wind shifts will help you become a better and faster sailor. Sharpen your marine weather skills by taking this short quiz.
Number of Questions: 13
Estimated Time: 15 minutes
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Captains Andy Batchelor and Lisa Batchelor Frailey are both life-long sailors and retired military officers. Andy served in the Royal Air Force in aviation and intelligence, and Lisa served in the US Navy in aviation, meteorology and oceanography – a combination of skills which have proved very useful to sailing and passagemaking.
They founded and operated Sail Solomons ASA school and charter base, receiving numerous awards for ASA Outstanding School and Outstanding Instructors.Andy and Lisa wrote ASA’s textbooks for Bareboat Cruising and Catamaran Cruising, and are the primary contributors to ASA’s Advanced Cruising and Seamanship text.