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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Strategies for winning. Meteorology in a round the world regatta by Universitat de Barcelona

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About the Course

In this course you can learn about the mechanics of global weather, the foundations of ocean meteorology, predictive modeling and how sailors receive data via satellite and use high-performance navigation software. This course looks at oceanic meteorology and climatology through the lens of the sport of sailing. You will gain a basic knowledge of meteorology needed by sailors to take part in a regatta such as the Barcelona World Race, the only double-handed, round the world regatta with no stops. You will learn about the strategies employed during a round the world regatta and how these are put to use on board the latest ocean racing yachts....

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Sep 14, 2017

Awesome course. If you're into sailing or meteorology there is nothing better. The amount of knowledge conveyed in this short course is immense, yet it's fun and captivating the whole time.


Mar 23, 2021

As a deck cadet learning meteorology this really helped show the practical weather considerations as well as giving a nice picture of the global circulation system.

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By L. F P

May 12, 2021

Best course I have ever taken!

By Johan S

Feb 22, 2021

Great Course nicely presented

By Adell V

Jul 23, 2020

Super! Very interesting!

By Hans M

Jan 31, 2022

Very interesting course

By Sandip D

May 12, 2020

Great course

By Johannes

Feb 6, 2021

The overall structure and compilation of the course is good and fun to learn. Quizzes are good and at a fairly well-defined level. Everything is logically building up from the basics.

A good portion of the course is in Spanish (lectures), with different teachers involved. But transcription texts are good with just some minor translation flaws, example: "tiempo" can be translated to "time", but also "wheather", sometimes, this is wrong. In my case, none of these flaws have had an effect on passing the exam quizzes. There are some inconsistencies in the vocabulary due to the various teachers involved using both, English and Spanish, and also due to personal preferences in the graphic illustration of wheather fronts, etc. For some beginning the course with zero prior knowledge, this might be confusing - however, it might also be a plus for those who can handle it and get to know two systems without getting lost in translation.

The projection in videos sometimes lack contrast, so some of the details (maps) are not clearly visible.

By Conny R

Jun 7, 2020

it would be useful to see the questions and selected answer for the incorrect ones in the quiz, as it is hard to remember what one needs to review.

The translation from spanish to english was often hard to follow, and the whiteboard drawings hard to see due to a weak contrast.

Overall though a great course, informative and well presented.

By Joseph R

Aug 26, 2020

This course gave a good basic insight into meteorology and how it is used by Sailors. I particularly liked the case study section as it explained how the weather affects the Sailors tactical decisions. Using the case study to show meteorological effects on the BWR was very interesting.

By Ioannis K

May 1, 2020

Thank you for the valuable information. Very interesting, educating and yet fun to complete.

(-) The maps on the screen were difficult to watch, subtitles in English moderate.

By Nicolas G

Mar 13, 2021

I found the course very informative, a nice introduction to world meteorology. Thanks for sharing.

By Federico S

Jun 29, 2017

Muy interesante! Seria ideal contar con los subtitulos en español para los audios en id

By Benjamin V P

Dec 19, 2020

Gracias, muy interesante el curso. Sería bueno actualizar el contenido.

By Pier L G

Dec 26, 2018

Very useful and practical. Sometimes the audio quality is low.

By Ian F

Jan 14, 2019

Good introduction to ocean sailing meterorology

By Doris G

Feb 9, 2018

The material was insightful and useful. Unfortunately it mainly covers the route for the Barcelona World Race and I was ultimately more interested in the weather patterns for the North Pacific. I think the overview of the weather (first sections) with the latter sections chockfull of examples were great and I better understand the weather systems in sailing terms on a broad base. Thanks!!

By Craig S

Feb 12, 2021

Video at times difficult to see for lack of contrast. Audio for modules 6.1 cut out at 40sec.

By dh

Aug 17, 2019

Somewhat deceptive that the course is advertised in English but given in Spanish.

By Joy S

May 4, 2017

I was hoping for interesting info about world weather. But the meteorological stuff is that concerning sections of the round-the-world yacht race route. Seems to be a class on what you would need to know to win this race safely. Some of the boating info is interesting. Also, it's largely in Spanish. So, if you are English speaking and like subtitles, then you are good to go.

By Manuel F

Apr 28, 2020

Unfortunately the videos are in Spanish; Although the description mentions English subtitle I was not able to find these.

This really reduces the value for anyone not speaking Spanish.

By barbara z b

Apr 10, 2024

Videos are not in english...