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  • Sailing is all about the Weather.

    Big into the exploration of Atlantic Hurricanes since Katrina came uninvited into his world, James (Jim) Gurley (JamesG161) has followed every Tropical Storm birthed in Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean waters since. Being a boater, he knows that we often need more time to prepare than we get from the TV weather folk. Jim relies on the science of storm development to share early warning info with friends and fellow boaters.

    Early in 2018, Jim and John Shepard, (JSSailem) started to chat about the weather data available. John asked Jim to help forecast Pacific NW storms, and this morphed into discussions on weather forecasting.

    For John, sailing in the PNW is sometimes hit and miss. One day is ugly, then a string of beautiful days but no wind, followed by a series of blue-sky days and 12 knot breezes. Being ready for those great sailing days means you need to look to the Pacific Ocean and what is brewing. John has been into Pacific NW Weather since the 1970’s when his first PNW November storm hit bringing more than 40 days and 40 nights of continual rain.

    Together we want to share information, new APPs, safety, and thoughts about letting the weather help you. Identify some of the resources for sailors and help prepare you for your next sailboat outing.

    It is far better to go out on the water knowing what to expect in weather terms, than to be out on the water and see dark ominous clouds suddenly appear, unprepared.


Oct 22, 2014
CAL 35 Cruiser Portland OR, moored EVERETT WA
It is a liquid metal...

The Romans called him a god "Mercury". He was one of the12 Dii Consentes within the ancient Roman pantheon.
"Mercury, the messenger of the gods, guide of the dead, and protector of merchants, shepherds, gamblers, liars, and thieves." He carried caduceus to announce his station as a messenger.

And it is the name of a planet. The closest one in our planetary system to the Sun. On 11 November Mercury dashed across the face of the Sun in what is called a "Celestial Transit". Celestial transits are - where a celestial body is seen to pass across the solar disk from the perspective of the Earth. They are relatively rare events. The planet Mercury undergoes around 13 transits a century.

We mortals have often missed this event. But our ingenuity has given us a rare glimpse. See if you can see the transit in the attached video.
Feb 14, 2014
Hunter 430 Saba Waveland, MS
Wow, still no Sun Spots, no coronal holes either on our side of Sun, and no Solar eclipse.;)