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Friday Talk on Barometers Open to the Public

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Barometers will take center stage, courtesy of David Burch and Corinthian Yacht Club (Seattle) He’s entitled his talk “How an Accurate Barometer can Make your Sailing Safer and More Efficient.”

Friday, Nov 6, 6 to 9 PM at CYC, Shilshole Bay Marina, hosted by the Seattle Sailing Club and Corinthian Yacht Club at Shilshole Bay Marina. No-host bar and restaurant 6 to 7, seminar 7 to 8, questions and panel discussion 8 to 9.

A free public seminar and panel discussion on the role and use of barometers in sailing on both inland and offshore waters.plot_wind_pres Covers real examples of how an accurate barometer can make your sailing safer and more efficient. Examples of what can happen when you do not heed the advice they provide are also given.

Presented by David Burch, Starpath School of Navigation and author of The Barometer Handbook, and Matt Thompson, NWS Port Meteorological Officer, who coordinates barometer use and other aspects of weather reports from Voluntary Observing Ships. Also taking part in the Panel Discussion is David Wilkinson, meteorologist and marine weather instructor at the Northwest Maritime Center and Robert Reeder, Chief Mate on the Victoria Clipper, who relies daily on accurate pressure to confirm the timing of UW hi-res forecasts.

A more extensive list of references and resources for the talk is at www.starpath.com/cyc

Starpath has also put together a simple but very effective current weather resources page here: www.starpath.com/local  

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