Coastal Yacht Racing
Coastal yacht racing is often challenging when wanting to get an accurate wind forecast. Headlands, bays and islands can have a dramatic effect on the large-scale weather pattern, which are difficult, if not impossible, to predict without a high resolution weather model. Often these decisions are critical to winning coastal races. Ensure you have the best tools available with a PredictWind wind forecast.
Never before has a coastal yacht racer had so much forecast information at his disposal.
Real-time Wind Observations
Now with the real-time wind observations you can accurately pick which of the two PredictWind forecasts is performing the best. For Coastal Yacht Racing use the free GRIB Software to get GRIB files, weather routes, GMDSS text forecasts and Satellite imagery.
Free GRIB Viewer
Use the Free Offshore App to automatically download and display the PredictWind GRIB files. This tool is ideally suited for retrieving the forecasts over Satellite & SSB communications and will ensure you always have access to the forecast when there is no internet connection available. In addition get access to weather routing, GMDSS text forecasts and Satellite Imagery.
The Professional Package now includes the worlds first online weather routing. Watch the video on Weather Routing. Simply drag the start and end waypoints on the map, and the PredictWind server will calculate the fastest route for your boat using the high resolution 1km-8km wind forecasts. You simply need to define your boats’ polar and the optimal path is calculated for both PredictWind forecasts, the NOAA GFS forecast and the Canadian CMC forecasts. By comparing the world’s leading forecast models you can have an excellent confidence level in the forecast.
The routing algorithm is clever enough to avoid the land, right down to the 20m resolution. So now you can can accurately see your optimal route for coastal racing.
The Professional Package is ideally suited for coastal yacht racing.