If your idea of gauging the weather is listening to Al Roker on the Today Show or peeking your head out from belowdecks, this interactive computer course will teach you the skills to interpret high seas reports, real-time satellite photos, weather reports by cell phone, weatherfaxes, faxback text reports, and more. It also demonstrates ways to identify and analyze wind, sea, and sky-key indicators of the quality of your next boat trip. You can determine apparent wind versus true wind, storm avoidance, barometer readings, dew points, and more. Price: $129. For more information, contact Starpath School of Navigation at 206/783-1414, www.starpath.com.