Weather Forecasting and Waves

Revised: Thursday, August 13, 2015

Stan shares a chapter from an upcoming publication. A broad treatment of weather and sources of forecasting, with solid advice.

Key Concepts: Essentials of weather forecasting (OSR 6.02), sources, terms and definitions, logging local conditions, preparation for local anomalies.

Authoring Credits

                Part 1: Weather Forecasting and Waves, written by Stan Honey with input from Ken Campbell

                Sidebar: The Beaufort Chart with images supplied by John Jourdane

                Part 2: Wave Development, with contributions from Jim Corenman and Jim Antrim, edited by Sally Lindsay Honey

                Case Study: Low Speed Chase, synopsis of the event by Sally Lindsay Honey

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Stan Honey has navigated in twenty-two transpacific races, winning class or line honors ten times. As navigator, Stan has set the single-handed, double-handed, and fully-crewed passage records for monohulls to Hawaii. In 1996, Stan and Sally (Lindsay Honey) won the Pacific Cup overall, sailing their Cal 40 Illusion doublehanded.

Two-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, sailmaker, educator, multi-time TransPaccer and PacCupper.

Too self-effacing to provide a bio, but a treasure to the sailing world.

 Jim and Sue Corenman have sailed for many decades on a multitude of boats all around the world.  From their west coast base, they began racing in San Francisco Bay, then up and down the West Coast and on to multiple Hawaii races.  In 1991, the couple completed their first circumnavigation aboard Heart of Gold, their custom Carl Schumacher designed composite 50-ft sloop.

Jim Antrim is a naval architect and expert in composite engineering with 40 years of professional experience in the field. He has designed a wide variety of boats and consulted on countless projects.

Jim's designs holding speed records include sailing multihulls and monohulls, also an electric powered boat and a transatlantic multihull rowboat. His extensive sailing experience includes eight Hawaii races, five of them on Antrim designs.



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