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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

GRIB Tidal Currents for Chesapeake Bay

Posted by Penny Haire on 4 June 2021 12:31:51 PM

We are very pleased to release a new model of Chesapeake Bay in time for the Annapolis to Newport Race! Sourced from NOAA the model covers the entire bay in incredible detail, showing for the first time the complexity of the currents everywhere in the Bay from Annapolis to Cape Charles, including the Potomac River.


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Topics: currents, Expedition, sailing, yacht, racing, optimised route, high resolution model, grib, yacht race, Vineyard Race

How Hindcast Weather and Ocean Data Can Optimise Vessel Performance

Posted by Penny Haire on 23 October 2020 3:41:52 PM
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Topics: sailing, yacht, efficiency, speed optimisation, optimised route

New! Narragansett Bay high resolution tidal model

Posted by Penny Haire on 23 September 2020 10:12:43 AM

Due to high demand we have released a limited edition high resolution tidal model for Narragansett bay and Rhode island Sound in time for the Rolex New York Yacht Club Race Week.  The region covered includes all racing areas in the Bay and to the South at 110 m resolution at 60 minute intervals.

Data is available as GRIBs or PDF images like the ones below, for the North and South race areas.

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Topics: sailing, yacht, tidal model, high resolution model, yacht race, NYYC, Narragansett Bay

GRIB Tidal Currents for Long Island Sound

Posted by Penny Haire on 3 September 2020 6:53:30 PM

 

We are very excited to release our new model of Long Island Sound. With a resolution of 110m the model covers whole Sound in incredible detail, showing for the first time how the tidal currents flow around key locations across the region.

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Topics: currents, Expedition, sailing, yacht, racing, optimised route, high resolution model, grib, yacht race, Vineyard Race

Tidetech and Adrena Navigation Software

Posted by Penny Haire on 12 July 2016 12:34:00 PM

 

Thanks to the integration of Tidetech in Adrena Navigation Software, it is easy to access to a worldwide coverage of tidal streams and ocean currents data in GRIB format. 

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Topics: sailing, racing, Adrena, navigation

East Australian Current

Posted by Penny Haire on 1 December 2011 11:24:00 AM

 

East Australian Current – it’s the EAC … dude!

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Topics: currents, Sydney to Hobart, sailing, yacht, racing, East Australian Current

Inside Track - How Tidetech's data influences real tactical decisions

Posted by Penny Haire on 1 December 2011 10:55:00 AM

 

Tidetech has supported many races and regattas around the world over the past few years… but how does the data actually get used and how does it influence tactical decisions?

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Topics: currents, Sydney to Hobart, Expedition, sailing, yacht, racing, Volvo Ocean, navigation, optimised route

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