A New Standard in Marine Weather Education

Marine Weather Online Home Study Course

A complete home study course on Marine Weather. Includes the Textbook Modern Marine Weather By David Burch and the Weather Trainer Live software program, as well as covering online course tuition.

Please note, the course software is download only. We can provide a back-up copy on CD for $10.00, but it is no different than downloading the software to your hard drive and burning it to disc yourself. Add Back-up disc to cart

$279.00   ...item# 1804bc

This course covers all aspects of practical marine weather, starting from the very basics and ending with all you need to plan your voyages — or weekend outings — safely and efficiently taking into account the weather. This is intended to be a practical course that will indeed affect your decision making when planning and underway. We only cover those aspects of the "theory" that will help us with this goal.

This course uses live weather data accessed through custom Internet links to illustrate many of the topics it covers. We will also monitor a hypothetical coastal or ocean passage at the time of the course to see how the real world evolved and what decisions might be best at the time.

You will receive:

Printed Textbook:
Modern Marine Weather more info...

Resource Software:
Starpath Weather Trainer Live

Online Course:
Assignments, Lectures, Discussions, Instructor Contact, and quizzes more info...

Also includes a free ebook copy of The Barometer Handbook

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Important note for Mac users

General Course Information

Frequently Asked Questions

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This course will prepare you for certification tests offered by any sailing association in any nation. We also offer our own certification tests if you care to challenge yourself this way or to prepare for other tests.

With the electronic components, you can take the complete course with you as you travel, or use it to search the complete set of materials for specific topics. If you prefer to work on your own without computers, you have a complete syllabus with practice exercises and answers in the printed materials. If you want extra structure to your training, then take part in the online course for more discussion and individual quizzes at each lesson.

Each Starpath course includes free access to our online Resources and discussion groups. The Student Discussion Groups are similar to our Public Discussion Groups, but they are much more extensive including all classroom discussion since 2003. We have instructors in five different time zones, so if any question comes up, just post it in the Student Discussion Group for a quick answer—or search to see if someone has already asked the question for an even faster answer.

Unique new barometer calibration resource at www.starpath.com/barometers. Go to that page, enter your latitude and longitude and elevation, and it will tell you the 10 closest sources of accurate pressure with a link to each one. There is also an instructions sheet with work forms.

System Requirements:
Software portion of this course requires a Windows operating system. Mac use requires Parallels, Boot Camp, or VM Fusion.


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