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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical; 2Rev Ed edition (1 Mar. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713668695
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713668698
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 20.8 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,476,720 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'Still the best book of its kind around' All At Sea 'Worthwhile having either at home or on board' The Gaffers Log"

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Alan Watts, one-time professional meteorologist, has spent considerable time studying wind changes and short-term alterations in the weather. This, combined with his enthusiasm for sailing which began with the sea scouts, led to his first book.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Beaver on 6 Sept. 2011
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I really can't make up my mind about this book. I love weather books and sailing, but whether this book is a must for either reader I'm not sure.

I think the Instant Weather Forecasting is a better book for the majority of readers, but both could be immensely improved if the photos of cloud formations always told you 1) where are you looking (north, east, south, west). 2) the direction(s) the clouds are moving 3) the time of day and location. Without that they are just good cloud photos and it takes an effort or guess work to get an idea of the dynamics and changes.

I think that in practice, especially if you don't have the time or patience to digest the data, you will rely on instinct, experience and a feel for wind, location, boat handling, etc. There's more value in gaining experience of your areas wind patterns, asking the locals and above all, being observant and vigilant.

Glad I bought it, but it could be improved.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
for ocean coastal racers primarily 27 Jun. 2006
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This book, written in tiny typeset with light grey ink (ie talk about eye strain) largely discussed coastal wind patterns and how they might effect a sailing race. As an inland sailor, I found the information nearly worthless.
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Print too small 27 Feb. 2010
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The book was somewhat informative however,I found the print in this book to be too small .
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