I grew up barefoot on the shores of my west coast Florida hometown where I sailed dinghies and watched thunderstorms develop routinely each afternoon. A scientist at heart since day one, I vowed to learn why and how the wind and clouds formed the same way each day.
Fast forward years later, after a competitive collegiate sailing career and a degree in Meteorology from University of Miami, a 3000-mile research sailing voyage across the Pacific, month-long forecasting gigs on a barge at the southernmost point in the world (Cape Horn), some semi-pro sailing and navigating, mentoring from some of the best meteorologists and sailors out there, and years of weather forecasting…
...to 2019. I founded SeaTactics when I recognized the need for practical weather education in the sailing world; ideal for someone who had always loved teaching.
SeaTactics is a culmination of years of hard work in the weather forecasting industry combined with an unwavering passion for our atmosphere and oceans.
From the moment SeaTactics was just a seed of an idea, I knew that I was either going to start an environmentally conscious business or I wasn’t going to be in business at all. That’s why SeaTactics is carbon-neutral for travel, and will donate 1% of all gross sales to ocean preservation under the 1% For the Planet movement.
The primary goal of SeaTactics is to provide useful, clear weather knowledge to sailors and mariners that is practical and easy-to-understand, so you can make better decisions for safety and strategy. There is so much data out there, it can be difficult to distinguish what’s most important amongst the noise.
I believe with the right training, you can use the weather to your advantage, whatever your goals are... win a race, regatta, or gold medal; cruise with your family to the Caribbean; or deliver a boat safely and quickly to the next destination.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with mariners ranging from weather-sensitive offshore oil and gas companies, 100s of cruisers sailing around the world, to high-performance racing teams, including the US Olympic Sailing Team. My goal with each client is the same: become a more strategic and knowledgeable sailor through practical and actionable weather knowledge.
I’m so grateful to be able to help sailors like you truly succeed in your goals, and help build a community of like-minded mariners.
There are so many ways you can dive deeper into the world of weather - and I’m here to guide you through it. Let's get started together.
Looking forward to connecting with you!
Our goal is to provide useful and clear marine weather knowledge for safety and strategy.
Our values reflect a culture of sustainability, a focus on education and community-building, and a commitment to personal integrity.
quick fun facts
Favorite part of Meteorology: Clouds!
First offshore sailing trip: Researching ocean plastics in the "Pacific Garbage Patch" sailing on a tall ship from Honolulu to San Francisco with Sea Education Association
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)
Most interesting place to work: Forecasting on a pipe-lay barge offshore Tierra del Fuego, Argentina - right near Cape Horn!
Non-Sailing Hobbies: Practicing & teaching yoga, concert-going, traveling, and outdoor pursuits
Favorite race to navigate: Annapolis to Newport
Bio for Press
Chelsea is a degreed meteorologist and lifelong sailor who has ‘tied the knot’ between the science of weather and the strategy of sailboat racing. She’s the meteorologist for the US Sailing Team, and has a variety of racing experience from one design dinghies to navigating keelboats offshore. Chelsea is the founder of SeaTactics, delivering expert weather knowledge to racers who want to elevate their sailing strategies to gain a competitive edge.
1% FOR THE PLANET
We pledge to donate 1% of all annual gross sales to nonprofits specifically working to conserve the world’s oceans - our home and playground.
Visit onepercentfortheplanet.org for more information.
DO LESS HARM
We pledge to purchase carbon credits to offset all of our airline miles traveled (when we start traveling again!)
Air travel accounts for about 2.5% of global carbon emissions