Weather Analysis, A Step-By-Step Guide—Part 2, Strategic

Strategic GRIB just after model run time.

In Part 1, I shared how I analyze the weather and plan out cruises accordingly for four to five days out from forecast time—tactical analysis.

In this chapter I'm going to move on to looking out as much as two weeks (strategic analysis) and how we can use that process to plan safer and more fun cruises.

John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for 25 years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 20 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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