Weather for Paddlers and Boaters - Ongoing

Join SKILS for an online course focusing on the effects of weather on paddlers and boaters.








Join SKILS for an online course focusing on the effects of weather on paddlers and boaters. 

Weather is all around us. Most of us experience it without considering its sources and effects. The difficulty is that weather can and often does surprise us. As mariners, a lot of decision-making must be made based on the weather forecast, our local observations, and local knowledge. Failure to consider the weather and to adapt is a recipe for deep trouble. 

This online course will provide you with tremendous knowledge about the weather we are experiencing and its origin, how to interpret the weather, how to make predictions, how to make decisions, and how to record the weather using a VHF radio.

This course is mostly suitable for paddlers and boaters in Canadian waters. The theoretical components of this course can be applied to weather around the world. The weather recording section is specific to Canadian boaters. 

Learning topics for this course include: 

1. A better understanding of how weather systems are formed and affect you. 

2. You will develop skills and knowledge on how to record and interpret marine weather. 

3. And much more... 


There are no prerequisites for this course other than the desire to become more knowledgeable about the weather.

Course fee:


How to register:

To register, please click "Register Now" below or email 

Once you have purchased your subscription you will have access to the online course for 365 days.