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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

Tidetech to integrate with Adrena

Posted by Penny Haire on 7 June 2012 12:26:00 PM

 

We will shortly be announcing a collaboration with Adrena, one of the leading tactical navigation software providers.

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Topics: yacht, racing, route optimisation, Adrena, Volvo Ocean, navigation, integration

Tricky approaches - it all hangs on Hobart

Posted by Penny Haire on 2 December 2011 11:47:00 AM

 

The last 10 miles of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race (from Iron Pot to the finish) has often been the graveyard of ambitions for many competitors. With the finish line in sight, fickle winds and tides make it a tactician’s nightmare, potentially wrecking an otherwise well-sailed race.

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Topics: Sydney to Hobart, yacht, racing, tides, CSIRO

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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