Weather and Navigation, Practical Tips
by Dominque Prinet
In this timely and practical talk, Dominique will discuss global circulation, weather systems, and how weather affects navigation.
Dominique Prinet graduated from UBC with an Engineering degree, and from McGill with an MBA. He was a sail and power instructor, certified for all levels by both Sail Canada and the International Sail and Power Academy (ISPA). He was also an Instructor Evaluator for Sail Canada. He has taught boating in and out of Vancouver for 15 years until 2015, both on water and on land, and frequently gave courses for Transport Canada. He holds a 60-ton Master's certificate and a full Marine Radio License. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot license with which he flew bush planes in the Arctic and High Arctic during the sixties and obtained, at 70, a helicopter pilot license.
Dominique taught economics to MBA students at McGill for 13 years, and was VP at Canadian Airlines until 2000. In Africa, he turned around Air Tanzania and managed the national airline for five years.
Dominique has published two manuals on marine navigation: Coastal Navigation and Celestial Navigation. Each has a companion book of exercises. His latest book (Hancock House, 2021) is "Flying to Extremes", of Arctic bush-flying in the late sixties.
Dominique provided the following document: Requesting, downloading and viewing marine weather files
It promises to be a very interesting evening. Make sure you put Monday January 17th at 7.30 p.m. in your diary and join us via the GoToMeeting link below.