Sail MV hosts an online talk titled Weather Basics, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. with Brian Whitely of Weather Routing Inc. (WRI). WRI is Sail MV’s weather partner for the Vineyard Cup Regatta, supplying daily, detailed local weather briefings to all competitors, according to an announcement from the sailing education foundation.

Whitely will explain the fundamentals of weather as an all-too-important consideration for route planning on the water, tailored to all levels of experience. Topics will include weather vs. climate, understanding charts and maps, how to interpret weather observations, radar and satellite data and reading cloud progression, all as part of a “self weather briefing."

Registration is by sign-up at A $20 donation is suggested.