RYA Weather Handbook- Northern Hemisphere
Written by a sailor for sailors, the RYA Weather Handbook explains the complexities of weather and is full of practical and useful advice on how to understand weather maps and improve your forecasting skills.
Northern hemisphere edition:
"Last summer I undertook a 35 mile open sea trip with two friends in a 22ft boat. High winds were forecast, but no one was quite sure when they'd arrive. To wait might cause several days delay; to go might mean an increasingly uncomfortable trip. In the end we sailed and all was well, but I wish I'd had this book with me before I took that decision."
The RYA Weather Handbook has been written to complement the RYA Day skipper and Coastal Skipper/ Yacht master syllabus and is recommended reading for anyone taking these courses. "It'll enable you to make more informed decisions and it's full of practical advice on how to understand weather maps and improve your forecasting skill”.
Chris Tibbs has 250,000 seagoing miles under his belt, so the book is written by an author who really knows and understands sailing. Boat Mart remarks “It explains the complexities of the weather using full and colour diagrams and illustrations and it's remarkably jargon-free."