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Rolex Fastnet Race 2021: Winning is in the Details

Posted by Penny Haire on 21 June 2021 5:39:52 PM

The prestigious Rolex Fastnet Race is just a few weeks away, and competitors who have the most accurate data on hand will be able to make the best possible decisions for the fastest route.
The Fastnet is genuinely a navigators' race, as it challenges competitors to negotiate some very tricky tidal situations - such as whether to head offshore for pressure or tuck inshore to avoid the worst of an adverse tide. This year's race is exciting because it's finishing in France for the first time, and the last section involves negotiating the notorious Alderney Race, with currents of up to 9 kts.

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Topics: sailing, tides, English Channel, Tidemap, grib, yacht race, yacht racing, Fastnet

The Changing Tides in the English Channel

Posted by Penny Haire on 4 March 2021 3:11:13 PM

The English Channel is home to some of the strongest and most complex tides in Europe. It is one of the most heavily trafficked locations in the world, with many different types of vessels transiting east and west through the Channel or crossing between ports in southern England and Europe.

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Topics: English Channel

New tidal optimisation reveals significant bunker savings

Posted by Penny Haire on 3 May 2012 12:02:00 PM

 

Applied oceanography specialist Tidetech has introduced tidal optimisation as a critical tool for improving efficiency on coastal shipping routes.

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Topics: currents, efficiency, tides, English Channel, speed optimisation, route optimisation, ferry, scheduling

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