Reeds Weather HandbookDe (autor) Frank Singleton
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 02 Jan 2014
The bestselling Reeds Handbooks are hugely popular with boaters on board and at home, and the Reeds Weather Handbook continues in this same tradition. This essential pocket-sized guide equips the reader with all the tools to predict and deal with local and distant weather conditions, whether on a day trip or a longer cruise, along the coast or further offshore.Each topic is broken down into digestible chapters, explaining the origins and effects of the full spectrum of weather conditions, including:- using and evaluating weather forecasts- depressions, fronts, isobars and other coastal effects- waves and swells- weather lore and sky watchingWith practical explanations and helpful diagrams and photographs, this is the ideal aide-memoire for skippers and crew, especially those studying for their Day Skipper and Yachtmaster exams.
Frank Singleton spent his working life in the UK Meteorological Office as a senior forecaster in the Central Forecast Office where he was also involved in research. He and his wife raced Firefly dinghies for many years before becoming cruising sailors. He has logged over 41,000 miles, mostly as a skipper and nearly half in their current yacht, a Hallberg Rassy 34. He has sailed in the English Channel, the Bay of Biscay and for 10 years, the Mediterranean. Frank's Weather Site for Sailors (http://weather.mailasail.com/Franks-Weather) is known worldwide as an extensive, informed and informative resource for all sea goers. He has given many lectures to sailors especially for the Cruising Association and the Royal Yachting Association.
full of practical information and vivid illustrations
a small, but mighty book. ... a practical explanation of a complex, but essential subject for all sailors
A deceptively simple pocket book, full of clear explanations and sound advice.