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RYA Weather Handbook

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Since I have a background in dealing with weather from an aviation viewpoint, I thought I wouldn't have a lot to learn from this book but I was wrong. Excellent illustrations combined with layman text make for a fantastic learning tool for newbies and experts alike. Wish I'd had this book when I first started learning about the weather. Regardless, it's a book I'll keep on the yacht and use for reference.


Written by Chris Tibbs

RYA Weather Handbook 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.

The RYA Weather Handbook has been written to complement the RYA Day skipper and Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster 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.


This handbook comes in two versions. One for the Northern Hemisphere and one for the Southern Hemisphere.

Published by The Royal Yachting Association first in 2005, this is the 21st edition published in 2010 and has 110 pages in softcover format. The ISBN is 978-1905104178 and our rating for this book is ☆☆☆☆☆

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