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Strategies for winning. Meteorology in a round the world regatta

University of Barcelona and Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Environmental Science
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language Spanish
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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In this course you can learn about the mechanics of global weather, the foundations of ocean meteorology, predictive modeling and how sailors receive data via satellite and use high-performance navigation software.

This course looks at oceanic meteorology and climatology through the lens of the sport of sailing.

You will gain a basic knowledge of meteorology needed by sailors to take part in a regatta such as the Barcelona World Race, the only double-handed, round the world regatta with no stops.

You will learn about the strategies employed during a round the world regatta and how these are put to use on board the latest ocean racing yachts.

Taught by

Tomàs Molina

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