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The Seabreeze Handbook: The Marvel of Seabreezes and...
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Alan Watts
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The Seabreeze Handbook: The Marvel of Seabreezes and How to Use Them to Your Advantage

Alan Watts


9781408145562

Adlard Coles Nautical


Weather;
Boating


Paperback

128 pages

$39.99
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Seabreezes are the lifeblood of cruising and racing sailors - but they are a fickle resource and it's vital to be able to predict and read the situations when they will blow strongly, change direction (annoyingly) or vanish altogether.

This is a highly practical handbook from Alan Watts, the renowned meteorology author, on a subject only lightly touched upon in other books. Here he helps seafarers of all types (dinghy sailors, yacht racers, big boat cruisers, etc) to capitalise on when the seabreeze will occur and from what direction. He will explain the relevance of:

- Time of day - Sea/land temperature - Local topography (bays, cliffs, headlands, etc) - Pressure systems and their effect on the arrival and duration of seabreezes Illustrated with photos, wind charts, box-outs, checklists, and tips and hints, this is the book that will help sailors to use the wind efficiently, whether in order to cruise or race successfully.

By:   Alan Watts
Imprint:   Adlard Coles Nautical
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   297g
ISBN:   9781408145562
ISBN 10:   1408145561
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   June 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alan Watts, one-time professional meteorologist, has spent considerable time studying wind changes and short-term alterations in the weather. This, combined with his enthusiasm for sailing which began with the sea scouts, has enabled him to assist people to read the weather from the signs in the sky. He is also the author of the bestselling Instant Weather Forecasting, Instant Wind Forecasting, Instant Storm Forecasting, Weather Wise and The Weather Handbook, all published by Adlard Coles Nautical.


I would hazard a guess that it is about the most authoritative book around on the subject Sailing Today Alan Watts clearly knows an awful lot about wind, and the book certainly isn't full of hot air! All at Sea A fascinating guide to all the influences, such as topography, pressure systems and timing -- Yachting Monthly Yachting Monthly 20120730 If the wind doesn't do what you expect, reading the book could explain why. Failing to read it could leave you blissfully unaware of the full extent of what the winds are doing. Canoeist

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