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'Won and Lost' in the Derwent

Posted by Penny Haire on 6 December 2019 8:47:37 AM

How tricky currents play a part in the closing stages of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race

The last few miles of a Sydney to Hobart race has often determined the ultimate winner. Capricious, shifty wind and 'bullets' - gusts that come screaming down the steep hillsides lining the course are often to blame. Not to mention the notorious night time 'shut-down' - where the wind disappears entirely.

The role of currents here has been overlooked - most likely because little information has been publicly available. This is set to change thanks to a new hydrodynamic model produced by the Coastal Environmental Modelling Team at CSIRO which Tidetech will be making available for the Sydney, Melbourne and Launceston to Hobart races this year as part of a package of Grib files and analyses.

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Topics: Sydney to Hobart, yacht, tidal model, high resolution model, grib, yacht race, Sydney to Hobart finish

FREE Tidemap offer extended for Rio Olympics

Posted by Penny Haire on 4 August 2016 12:40:00 PM

 

Tidetech Commercial Marine is extending free access to ‘Tidemap’, its new browser-based metocean data viewer, for the duration of the Rio Olympics. Tidetech has provided the high resolution tidal model to a number of the Olympic sailing teams for their training programs and for tactical planning.

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Topics: tidal model, Olympics, high resolution model, Rio, Guanabara Bay, Tidemap

Singapore Malacca Straits model upgraded to include tidal surge

Posted by Penny Haire on 19 May 2015 12:16:00 PM

 

It’s been three years since we released the Singapore and Malacca Straits 800m high resolution tidal model. This model benefits vessels using route and speed optimisation systems in this busy stretch of water by taking advantage of accurate tidal speed, direction and height data to create bunkerage savings..

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Topics: currents, tidal model, high resolution model, Malacca Singapore Straits, tide-surge forecast

NEW Straits of Gibraltar tidal model

Posted by Penny Haire on 23 August 2012 12:52:00 PM

 

We’ve recently developed a new tidal model for the Straits of Gibraltar. This model will benefit all sorts of users but primarily commercial vessels heading into and out of the Mediterranean.

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Topics: tides, Gibraltar Strait, tidal model

Gibraltar strait tidal stream

Posted by Penny Haire on 23 July 2012 12:45:00 PM

 

Tidetech has made a high resolution tidal model of the Gibraltar Strait available, with data provided by the University of Cadiz.

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Topics: Gibraltar Strait, tidal model

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