Weather and Environment

Avoiding Danger Area in Cyclones and Hurricanes

Lee's article on avoiding the worst of the weather from a tropical cyclone or hurricane is attached.

These systems have two important features: they move, and the wind circles around them like a wheel. Being away from the worst of it is good. With information about the system, you can position yourself either in an area where the movement of the system partly cancels the wind strength because they are opposite, or possibly avoid the main storm's effects.

Weather Forecasting and Waves

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

Weather and Tactics

Stan Honey’s

See the powerpoint!  We have added Stan's 2016 slides as well.  Updated, but without narration.

Agenda:

 Don’t screw up at the start

 Get to the Synoptic Wind before the glass-off the first night.

 Pick and race to your Ridge Waypoint.

 Carefully deal with Cutoff Lows

 Slot-cars to the shift, ideally on “Ocean DW” angles

 Squalls and Cloud Streets in the trades

 Pick the correct corner on the Run

 Approaching the Finish

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