While we enjoyed some respite from the relentless weather last week, berth holders from Plymouth Yacht Haven and Yacht Haven Quay, and members of Plym Yacht Club and Mayflower Boat Owners Association, learned crucial information about the weather and forecast interpretation during a topical RYA Active Marina event last Saturday.
The Herald reports: A MET Office expert taught a 90-strong crowd of boat owners and sailors a lot about the weather and sailing.
Penny Tranter gave a presentation on the difference between weather and climate, clouds and low pressure systems, analysis and forecast chart interpretation, winds and weather, at the Mount Batten Centre on Saturday.
The audience, made up of berth holders from Plymouth Yacht Haven and Yacht Haven Quay, and members of Plym Yacht Club and Mayflower Boat Owners Association, learned crucial information during the RYA Active Marina event.
Berth holder, Pete Flaxman, said: “It’s great to see such a complex subject presented in a clear and informative way – very interesting couple of hours.”
Sara Baker, another berth holder, added: “Well done to Penny for a very enjoyable afternoon – it has certainly enhanced my knowledge.”
Ms Tranter ended her presentation by talking about climate change and the need for further research into the incidence of severe storms such as those that have recently battered the UK.
Jody Hazlehurst, of organiser Plymouth Yacht Haven, said: “It was great to see so many berth holders attend this presentation.
“The feedback has been very positive - the perfect way to start off our 2014 RYA Active Marina Programme. Our next event is the Meet the RYA workshop being hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club on April 1.”
For more information about the RYA Active Marina Programme and other events at Plymouth Yacht Haven see our listings online at www.yachthavens.com/plymouth
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