• Sailing Fundamentals

    Our beginner level courses are designed to insure you get off to a smooth start. First, you will be placed aboard with other students of similar skill and experience levels. Learn more

  • Introduction to Racing

    We will work on boathandling, sail trim and spinnaker handling during the first part of the week and then move on to starting and boat against boat speed and tactical drills. Learn more

  • U.S. Sailing Certifications

    Learning to sail is part dream, part great instruction, and part hands-on experience. All of these come together in the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification System. Learn more

Thursday Night Racing 2015

Thursday Night Racing will return May 7th, the NOR and Entry Form are now posted: http://jworldannapolis.com/courses/racing/thursday-night-racing/

Thunderstorms courtesy of NOAA

Types of Thunderstorms

Ordinary Cell

As the name implies, there is usually only one cell with this type of thunderstorm. Also called a “pulse” thunderstorm, the ordinary cell consist of a one time updraft and one time downdraft. In the towering cumulus stage, the rising updraft will suspend growing raindrops until the point where the weight of the water is greater than what can be supported.

At which point, drag of air from the falling drops begins to diminish the updraft and, in turn, allow more raindrops to fall. In effect, the falling rain turns the updraft into a downdraft. With rain falling back into the updraft, the supply of rising moist air is cut-off and the life of the single cell thunderstorm is short. Read more

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