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S/V Auspicious

“Both Chris Parker and Herb Hilgenberg give good weather forecasts. Their routing is very conservative and you better carry a lot of fuel if you follow their advice. If you want to SAIL there is no better router than you. Take one of Lee Chesneau’s three or five day courses and you will be well […]

Rich Boren, S/V Third Day

“I took the 3-day class with Lee in San Diego…and Loved it! Lee really knows his stuff and does a great job of presenting it in a format that sailors/Cruisers can use. I would recommend his class to anyone. Lee also has a great website¬†(I’m just a guy who took his class sponsored by the […]

Lee Walker, S/V Bolero

“Just wanted to comment on Lee Chesneau’s Marine Weather seminar. I tried to take it when it was being hosted by SSCA, but it didn’t go. I guess not enough attendance. I did go at the St. Pete Strictly Sail this last weekend, and it’s a fantastic seminar. It was a bit like drinking from […]

S/V Maitreya Site

“Lee Chesneau has a passion for weather. He had a long career as a meteorologist for NOAA and the US Navy. The past few years he has been teaching commercial seamen, racers and cruisers how to understand weather forecasts. I have taken two courses from him at Strictly Sail Pacific. The classes explain the basic […]

Alan Clendinen

“Just wanted to let you know how much my wife and I enjoyed the seminar you gave on marine weather at the Miami boat show. Your style is both entertaining and educational. Since you said you are a big fan of Benjamin Franklin, here’s an interesting quotation: “If you would not be forgotten, as soon […]

Jim McHutchison

“With an ongoing 35 year career as a marine meteorologist is both in government and private industry, Lee has provided marine weather and oceanographic warnings, analyses & forecasts, and vessel routing on a global, synoptic, and smaller scope, covering all oceans and seasons, while based on land as well as at sea. The at sea […]

Wendy Hendricks & Don Wintjen

“My husband & I attended the “Safety at Sea” seminar held yesterday, in Philadelphia, based upon the recommendation of my dear friend, Sally Lindsay Honey, who recommended both it, but especially, you, very highly. And had I had the moment, she requested that I tell you that she had recommended you and to also tell […]

Laura Sudarsky, MD, Captain CASSIOPEIA

“After finishing last in my first Marion Bermuda Race, I met Lee Chesneau. Needless to say that was the last time, I won the cook’s trophy. Since 2001, I have been racing with Lee Chesneau on my team, I have learned to read the weather charts, depend on the weather faxes, and cross the Gulf […]

Mary Ann DeGraw, CAPCA

“We are still getting feedback from the Weather Seminar you did for us. It was fantastic and we most definitely have interest in hosting a two day version. I know we talked about this before and I’d like to make it definite. I hope this finds you doing well and operating at a “more normal” […]

Captain Cory Beschner, Belschner Yacht Delivery

“As an offshore delivery Captain, I have appreciated Lee Chesneau’s weather products for many years. His courses are a must for the professional mariner, and I would advise any one going offshore to take his 5 day course. As any offshore mariner knows,the longer you are out there, you are going to run through storms, […]

Peter Shainin, S/V Passepartout & CEO Shainin, LLC

“When I met Lee Chesneau I realized I was talking to a genuine expert, a guy who spent his career actually making those NOAA Ocean Prediction Center forecasts. I have attended weather seminars given by people who just read a book and created a slick PowerPoint presentation. Sometimes I was entertained but I didn’t learn […]

Precision Technical Sewing

Dear Lee, I’ll never forget the first time I attended one of your weather seminars in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was truly an epiphany for me. You did a fantastic job of giving a presentation that satisfied both the experienced sailors while at the same time explaining the weather charts at a level […]

Nigel Calder

“Today the mariner has access to an overwhelming amount of internet-based weather information, but that’s not much use if you don’t know how to interpret it! No one is better than Lee at explaining the details of surface level synoptic charts and the upper level 500 mb charts, the understanding of which is essential for […]

Stan Honey, Navigator ABN AMRO ONE

“Lee Chesneau’s five day course on Advanced Meteorology was a substantial help to me in my preparations to navigate ABN AMRO in the Volvo Ocean Race. A key skill in navigating a Volvo race is the ability to recognize changes in the structure of the weather as early as possible while there is still time […]

Christopher Branning, United States Merchant Marine Academy

“We would not have been ready for our race without our weather seminar with Lee. As we trained for 6 months to do the TransPac Race, a 2,250 NM race from LA to Hawaii, learning how to both read and interpret the weather was a most crucial part of our training. The 6 days we […]