ASA 119 Marine Weather Endorsement
Basic Celestial Navigation Endorsement
Learn the skills to interpret wind, sea, clouds, barometer and how to read official forecasts from weather maps, radio or facsimile.
- Basic Keelboat Instructor (ASA 201)
The ASA Marine Weather Endorsement course teaches skills to interpret wind, sea, clouds, barometer and how to read official forecasts from weather maps, radio or facsimile.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to observe and forecast weather conditions using traditional maritime skills and modern technology. You will apply knowledge of weather information for planning and adapting navigation for short duration and extended voyages. You also learn to master the Beaufort Scale and understand the synoptic code.
Topics covered include:
- Basic Weather Concepts
- Pressure and Wind
- Global Winds and Currents
- Strong Wind Systems
- Clouds, Fog, and Sea States
- Wind and Terrain
- Weather Maps
- Sources of Weather Data
- On-board Forecasting and Tactics
- Southern Hemisphere Weather
All course materials are provided.
Duration 3 days
(rev 2022-12-14 A)
SailTime Chesapeake Bay South
8172 Shore Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23518