Who is Weather4Sailors?

Bill Biewenga is one of America's most accomplished
offshore sailors. He has accumulated approximately 320,000 sea miles including 26 transatlantic crossings, several TransPacs, numerous record attempts, deliveries and races, as well as participation in four round the world races. He has worked as skipper, navigator, weather analyst/router, watch captain, helmsman, deck hand, and project manager collecting a vast amount of knowledge and experience. Currently Bill is actively engaged in racing and delivering a variety of vessels, routing for some of the world's top offshore campaigns, and conducting seminars and writing articles on navigation, marine weather and how to efficiently use weather information, as well as other marine topics. For a fun and informative glimpse of Bill, listen to an interview with him on NPR. Click here, then advance the slider to 43:00 (43 minutes).

North U publishes the accompanying Weather for Sailors textbook, CD-ROM and the online Weather Routing Wizard tool. Prepared jointly by North U., Bill Biewenga, Lou Roberts and Commanders Weather, these all new Weather for Sailors resources are designed to help sailors, cruisers, and racers gather, understand, and interpret weather information.

Commanders Weather delivers specialized, detailed marine forecasts for cruising and racing. Their meteorologists and oceanographers have a wide range of expertise in forecasting, mathematical modeling, and analysis of ocean dynamics.

Christensen/Roberts Solutions (CRS) specializes in creating web-based learning and workflow-based performance support programs. Lou Roberts and his team at CRS apply the latest methods in instructional design and web-based technologies to the development of the Weather4Sailors.com learning and community resources.