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2:00 PM - 5:00 pm

Lee Chesneau

Understanding Weather & Cruise Decision Making Workshop (3-hour workshop)

Vancouver Boat Show
2:00 PM - 5:00 pm - SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017
Room 147 / VIP Room, located on the main field level of BC Place

Seminar Details

Offshore blue water cruising on the high seas waters of any ocean always involves receiving some form of extended range marine weather forecasts (from pilot charts, alpha-numeric text forecasts, to the real time graphical analyses & forecast charts), all issued from tax funded government agencies such as Environment Canada or the U.S. NWS, as aforementioned in the previous free seminars & prepaid workshops . We will delve more as to how to integrate the appropriate pilot charts & real time core weather charts, inclusive of 500 mb, at sea-level surface pressure, & wind/wave analyses & forecast charts. Look at long range distance voyage planning via pilot charts. Importance of documentation & verification of marine weather forecasts through 120 hours (5-days) for enabling an ocean navigator the confidence level for engaging the big picture through the aforementioned synoptic scale weather charts, tying the big picture to that of the local marine analyses & forecasts. Plan a North Pacific Ocean virtual voyage from Vancouver, BC, via the St of Juan De Fuca, south along the U.S. West Coast to San Francisco, then westbound to Hawaii. ...

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About Lee Chesneau

Lee Chesneau is a senior marine meteorologist, lecturer, & author. He is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) where he earned a B.S. Degree in Meteorology.  Lee had a distinguished & extensive career with NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) & Satellite Service. He also served as naval officer in the U.S. Navy, a “Route Analyst” for a commercial weather & ship routing company. Today, Lee is an accomplished U.S. Coast Guard certified instructor for basic and advanced meteorology at number of continuing training institutions for professional mariners. He offers the same curriculum to educate & train recreational boaters on becoming self-reliant in their own marine weather knowledge for application in marine weather forecasting & strategic vessel routing.  See his webpage   He can be reached by e-mail: .






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