Pro Weather Training

September 19, 2013 posted by admin

September 19, 2013
One of the many key aspects to racing fast and safe across the Atlantic Ocean is being able to understand the weather and to know what to do with it.  That means learning from the experts.  Throughout the world we have influencing tides, current, weather systems and land effects.  Their net result becomes our “local phenoms” that we race in.  Even if you are racing across the Atlantic Ocean, you still have to understand how and why the weather does what it does and what to do with it.   Soooo, SkyWeb Express brought in an expert to teach us all about the weather through the Bay of Biscay, down the Portuguese Coast and past the Straits of Gibralter to the Canary Islands and then for the big leap across the Atlantic to Guadeloupe.

Our weather expert is Jean Yves Bernot.  Not only does he specialize in offshore racing weather, but he is the weather expert for such incredible names as Michel Desjoyeaux, Ellen MacArthur, Vincent Riou and Francois Gabart.  The list of accolades goes on.  Not only that, but it was a fun and exciting training session, providing us with incredibly valuable tools to navigate the complex weather systems that will come our way throughout the Mini Transat Race.  Thanks very much SkyWeb Express for making this happen.  You not only get people around with your Point to Point Transportation on land, but now you also get people around on the ocean!

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