Belowdecks & Amenities

A pretty sunset hints at the future: A “red sky at night” and a rising barometer usually heralds fair weather for the cruising sailor.

Reading the Weather

The modern barometer remains an essential forecasting tool.

The air surrounding us on the surface of the earth weighs about 1.2 kilos per cubic meter, and when we stack up these invisible building blocks of the atmosphere, they add up to tons of pressure pushing down upon us. It’s little wonder that when air at the surface starts moving sideways, it has a profound effect on sails and the sea surface.

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