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Reeds Weather Handbook by Frank Singleton

By Sue Richards — last modified Jan 22, 2014 02:47 PM

Published: 2014-01-22 00:00:00
Topics: Weather

Reeds Weather Handbook
Author:
Frank Singleton
Cost: Approx. £6.00
Buy at: Amazon

Amazon Customer Review

The book is a pocket guide .... physically small and easily justifies taking space at the chart table. It works on two levels- as a straight read it makes a complex subject much easier to understand and will help the yachtsman make better (read safer) decisions. The detail and indexing also makes the book a very useful reference book.

I was more than a little surprised at the structure of the learning experience as it is very different than the normal books that presuppose a good first in physics or a desire to sail to far off places.

If your interest is cruising a small yacht in the UK or Europe I don't think there is anything better and frankly at this price it really is essential reading. My only minor criticism is that it would be nice to have a second volume for sailors who perhaps plan to sail much further.

Bloomsbury Publishing Review

Weather determines when we sail, where we sail to – and whether we arrive safely. Understanding how current and forthcoming weather will affect our sailing requires keen powers of observation, common sense and experience.Reeds Weather Handbook an essential pocket-sized guide contains all the necessary tools to predict the weather for both coastal day sailing and longer passages offshore.

With a practical, no-nonsense approach, and packed full of clear diagrams and illustrative photographs, this is the ideal aide-memoire for all leisure sailors, including those at RYA Day Skipper and Yachtmaster level.

Frank Singleton is a former Senior Forecaster for the Met Office, and an RYA Yachtmaster with well over 40,000 sea miles under his keel. His weather website is well-known globally to leisure and professional sailors alike. He has received awards from the Royal Meteorological Society, the RYA, the Royal Cruising Club, the Cruising Association and the Hallberg-Rassy Owners Association.

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