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The Seabreeze Handbook

The Seabreeze Handbook

The marvel of seabreezes and how to use them to your advantage

About The Seabreeze Handbook

Seabreezes are the lifeblood of cruising and racing sailors - but they are a fickle resource and it's vital to be able to predict and read the situations when they will blow strongly, change direction (annoyingly) or vanish altogether.

This is a highly practical handbook from Alan Watts, the renowned meteorology author, on a subject only lightly touched upon in other books. Here he helps seafarers of all types (dinghy sailors, yacht racers, big boat cruisers, etc) to capitalise on when the seabreeze will occur and from what direction. He will explain the relevance of:

  • Time of day
  • Sea/land temperature
  • Local topography (bays, cliffs, headlands, etc)
  • Pressure systems and their effect on the arrival and duration of seabreezes

Illustrated with photos, wind charts, box-outs, checklists, and tips and hints, this is the book that will help sailors to use the wind efficiently, whether in order to cruise or race successfully.


“I would hazard a guess that it is about the most authoritative book around on the subject” – Sailing Today

“Alan Watts clearly knows an awful lot about wind, and the book certainly isn't full of hot air!” – All at Sea

“A fascinating guide to all the influences, such as topography, pressure systems and timing” – Yachting Monthly, Yachting Monthly

“If the wind doesn’t do what you expect, reading the book could explain why. Failing to read it could leave you blissfully unaware of the full extent of what the winds are doing.” – Canoeist

Published: 24-05-2012
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 128
ISBN: 9781408145562
Imprint: Adlard Coles
Illustrations: Colour photos and diagrams throughout
Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm

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