Weather is a very important part of sailing, sailboats require wind to power them. The more wind, the more speed.. However too much wind and sailing can become very dangerous. The wind forces the boat to tilt to one side, we can compensate for this by adjusting our sail position and balance but if the wind is high enough it will overpower us and capsize the boat. High wind can also cause large waves to form which can cause problems on smaller boat. This is why we must check the weather conditions and the forecast before sailing.

A good website for sailing forecasts is: XC weather