Weather Strategies for High Performance Sailing
Interactive Online Courses
Beyond just science lessons, this course is designed to bring you actionable sailing strategies using expert weather knowledge.
Weather concepts that apply to sailing
We take complicated science and make it easy to understand.
Go beyond science lessons
You'll learn actionable racing strategies to utilize on the water.
Elevate your sailing game
Capitalize on the weather to win your next race.
Lessons include video, text and quizzes
Downloadable E-Workbook with practice examples
Weekly Application Sessions to discuss on-the-water strategy and Q&A
Small class sizes for instructor-student interaction
Course Led By:
Weather Coach and founder of SeaTactics
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.
Ch 1: Essential Weather Terms
Ch 2: Clouds
Ch 3: Changes in Wind
3 previously recorded live Application Sessions
Click here learn more about Level 1 curriculum.
Take at your own pace online anytime!
Ch 1: Sea Breezes
Ch 2: Onshore Gradient Winds
Ch 3: Wind Pressure and Shifts
Weekly live Application Sessions on Thursdays during March 2021
Click here learn more about Level 2 curriculum.
Feb 28 2021
Live sessions 3/4, 3/11, 3/18
*Also Available in 2 monthly payments of $299.50
Level 2: Offshore Racing
Coming Spring 2021
Winter/Spring 2021 Dates:
Feb 1 - Level 1 available online (self-paced)
- Enrollment Opens for Level 2
Feb 28 - Level 2 "live" course begins
Mar 4* - Chapter 1 Live Session, 7pm EST
Mar 11* - Chapter 2 Live Session, 7pm EST
Mar 18* - Chapter 3 Live Session, 7pm EDT
*Additional live sessions may be held for groups or Pacific Time on a different day/time.
All Live sessions are recorded and available online after.
TBD March-April 2021 - Level 2 Offshore Sailing
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this course right for me?
No! This course is for all levels and ages, and will cover the knowledge you need to know in an easy-to-digest format using real-life examples.
Who is this course NOT right for?
If you sail for leisure but don’t race or compete (cruising), you may find that Level 2 covers more strategy than you will practically use. However we still highly recommend Level 1 where you will still get a lot of great information. Stay tuned for information about a Weather for Cruisers course coming in the near future!
Which level is right for me?
In Level 1, you’ll gain an understanding of the essential weather concepts that apply to sailing, without having to get a PhD in Meteorology. Even if you have some background weather knowledge, many people find they still learn a LOT of new things in Level 1!
"I don't race.. I'm a cruiser. Is this right for me?"
How is this different from other weather seminars or courses?
The goal of this course is not to go so deep into the science theories that you end up with a degree in Meteorology. This will be an easy-to-digest course that uses practical examples that any sailor can understand.
The intention of this course is to be interactive with the instructor, allowing students direct access to a weather coach and ask questions, which is why enrollment is capped to keep the class size small. The most successful students are usually the most engaged.
There are also a variety of ways to learn the material for different types of learners. You can watch the presentations via audio/video or read the text lessons. You’ll apply what you learn using an E-Workbook and in the Live sessions that will have interactive polls and quizzes.
How many weeks is the course?
Each Level of the course has 3 chapters, and is designed for you to complete 1 chapter per week. So if you are completing both levels of the course, it is generally about 6-weeks.
You’ll have lifetime access to ALL of the content inside the course (including recordings of the live sessions) to re-watch or go back and retake the course as updates are made periodically over the years.
How long will I spend on the material each week?
Plan to spend AT MOST 45min to 1 hour per week on the chapter materials.
Remember you’ll have lifetime access to the content inside the course (including recordings of the live sessions) to re-watch or go back and retake the course as updates are made periodically over the years.
How does the online course platform/website work?
From Thinkific’s website: "Thinkific is a software platform that enables entrepreneurs to create, market, sell, and deliver their own online courses." Learn more about them here: https://www.thinkific.com/about/
You will access the player through the sign-in screen at https://courses.sea-tactics.com/ which will require you to create a username and password to access the course.
Inside the first lesson of the course, there is a tutorial walkthrough on how to use the online course player, but it is very easy and intuitive.
The Live Sessions each week will be hosted inside the course platform using Zoom. The Zoom meeting is embedded directly into the course player, so there is no additional meeting link. It is recommended that you create a free account through Zoom to make the process smoother.
What is the cost? What kinds of payments do you accept?
Complete and updated list here: https://stripe.com/pricing
What if I miss a week? How long will I have access to the material?
If you haven’t worked through that week’s material yet, attending the live session is still encouraged - you’ll still get a lot of great info and will learn through engagement with other students and the instructor. Then you can go back and take the lessons which you will likely understand easier!
I’m interested in Group Enrollment...
20+ people.... contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I have other questions?
When is the next course starting?
Dates for Winter/Spring 2021 are now posted.