Director Jon Bilger began PredictWind after his tenure at Alinghi forecasting for the Americas Cup. “We had access to some of the best weather modelling technology available, and as a sailor, I thought that it would be great if the same technology would be available to the public for marine forecasting.”
PredictWind obtained the exclusive license for the technology from the people responsible for Alinghi’s weather modelling and with the development team, obtained the topographical information to allow specific local forecasting at 20,000 sites around the world. Now local sailors around the World can have the same information that the Alinghi team had during the Americas Cup.
The technology is culmination of 30 years of experience by a team of research scientists. It is cutting edge technology that has not previously been available to the public prior to the release of PredictWind.
Since the release of PredictWind the response has been fantastic with positive feedback from sailors and boat owners around the world who are now relying on PredictWind as their primary weather forecast.
We are constantly working to improve forecasts, develop new tools and make the PredictWind experience easier and more convenient.
Jon Bilger is the founding director of PredictWind, and also a keen competitive yachtsman with the following main achievements:
With this experience he understands the importance of a good wind forecast.