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And The Forecast Is: Better Boating With Our Newport Weather Class


Few boaters can claim that they know enough about weather. The CruiserPort University seminar “Weather for Cruisers: Forecast Sources and Personal Observation” is an excellent first step to becoming a weather savvy mariner.Jeremy Davis, Operations Manager at Weather Routing Inc., will discuss weather basics, reading weather maps, how to interpret forecasts and using a meteorologist. He will also review the myriad forecast delivery services and systems and advise on how to choose the best one for your cruising style.

 Jeremy Davis

Jeremy Davis

Davis’ seminar happens 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15. CruiserPort University is part of the Newport International Boat Show, Davis and other experts, including Nigel Calder, will present their seminars at the funky Newport Blues Cafe, directly across Thames Street from the show.

Davis and his company provide consulting weather forecasts, reports and routing advice to thousands of marine clients worldwide and has issued more 30,000 customized forecast products since 2000, including ocean crossings, day trips, regattas, rallies and fishing tournaments. This seminar is intended for new or inexperienced boaters and should give attendees the confidence and knowledge to make go/no-go or go-back decisions.

Attendees will receive a certificate of completion, which could help them obtain more favorable insurance rates.


Davis earned his B.S. in Meteorology, with a Minor in Mathematics from Lyndon State College, Vermont in May of 2000. His employment with Weather Routing Inc. in Glens Falls, New York

 The Newport Blues Cafe

The Newport Blues Cafe

began in June of 2000, and his present position is operations Manager/meteorologist.

Besides his role as a weather router, Davis has been an on-air meteorologist for WNCE-TV8 in Glens Falls, New York since 2002.

The best value at the registration site is to purchase a VIP pass for $375, which entitles the purchaser to attend eight seminars, including Davis’s (but excluding Nigel Calder’s diesel and electrical systems seminars). It would cost $480 to attend those eight seminars al a carte.

CruiserPort is organized by the same people who bring you TrawlerPort, but it is not specific to trawlers. The intended audience are cruisers or would-be cruisers under power or sail. The AIM Marine group publishes Soundings, SAIL, Power & Motoryacht, Yachts International, Angler’s Journal as well as PassageMaker magazine.

For more information, visit and select the CruiserPort pull-down tab.