Presentation Materials from POA 5 Administrator Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:22

For those that attended the excellent POA # 5, the materials are posted here.

2018 Medical Seminar Slides Administrator Tue, 04/03/2018 - 16:38
Peter Isler's Weather Links Administrator Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:18

BIG PICTURE WEATHER SITES

  • Ocean Prediction Center (a biggie – you should know this site… drill down and save links to favored items such as surface chart – etc)

http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/Pac_tab.shtml

 

Sailing Under Control as the Wind Increases

John Jourdane

SHIFTING GEARS – keeping the boat under control by the adjusting or changing sails

Monitor wind strength and sea state closely, and adjust sails according to changes in conditions as they occur. This keeps the boat sailing most efficiently, avoids heavy rolling, excess weather helm and heel and promotes crew confidence and comfort.

As the breeze freshens to the 11-to 16-knot range, you have various adjustments at hand to prevent overpowering before reefing or rolling in headsails:

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