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Question Weather forecast

What website/service do you use for a sailing forecast? Currently, my favorite is Weather and forecast information on WeatherBug.com

The hourly forecast option gives you wind speeds and directions.

For those locals in Marina Del Rey, can I get a 3-5 day forecast with wind speeds for the channel?
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We spend a lot of time sailing offshore, so we use NOAA and check in with the local Coast Guard stations if they are within radio range. NOAA gives you winds, tides, seas, etc.

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NOAA weatherfax
Environment Canada Marine Forecasts

Mostly through the internet. Marine forecasts via VHF.

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look at passageweather.com. pretty good for wind, wave height, etc. for quite a few days out
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Thanks a lot! That increases my list of favorite websites by quite a bit!

I'm still learning to read the wind, so it'll probably be a while until I start worrying about tides and whatnot.
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