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JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs: Big rigs for Day 1 - PredictWind

'Yamaha and C-Tech - two of the seven strong NZ team competing at the JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney'    Richard Gladwell ©    Click Here to view large photo

Moderate winds from a southerly direction are forecast for the first race of the 64th JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship being sailed on Sydney Harbour

PredictWind is showing a a breeze expected to average 10-13kts around race start time of 4.00pm, slowly easing to 8-10kts a couple of hours later. Gusts will be above this average strength.

There is no certainty as to the direction of the breeze, which is expected to be just south of east around noon, however the two feeds on direction developed by PredictWind as the basis of its forecasts sow the breeze moving in opposite directions after that time. At this stage one feed shows the stronger breeze clocking around to the SE as it eases during the day. The other feed shows a lighter breeze shifting north as it also eases later in the day.

Bottom line for crews is that there is some certainty for rig selection (big rigs a certainty) and the options for direction will have to be made on the water once the direction becomes evident and the expected trend can then be determined.

This prognosis has been based on a reference point in the centre of Sydney Harbour, and will obviously vary on the edges of the course

Wind Strength for Sydney Harbour from two PredictWind feeds - February 16, 2013 -  PredictWind.com  


Wind Direction for Sydney Harbour from two PredictWind feeds - February 16, 2013 -  PredictWind.com  


Developed by former Olympian, Jon Bilger (470, 1992), PredictWind application was used by the Swiss team Alinghi to win the 2003 and 2007 America's Cups, and has become the leading wind system used by racing and recreational sailors around the world. It is available on a subscription basis and also with a free forecast option.

A mobile app for Andriod and iPhone is available and PredictWind is probably the most used app on the Sail-World iPhone.

Real time local wind observations have been added as further functionality.

You can check the weather anywhere in the world, and get a five day forecast, plus a variety of other features and functions of PredictWind. The app is synchronised with your PC, so that your latest set of locations are always available without resetting each time you change a device.

Good breezes are predicted for the start of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  
Viewing the JJ Giltinan 18 Ft Skiffs:

Spectator ferries will follow each of the seven races in the championship, leaving Double Bay Wharf 30 minutes before the start of each race. Races 1 and 6 (Saturdays 16 and 23 February) start at 4pm while all other races start at 3pm.

Races 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 will be sailed on 17, 19, 20, 21 and 24 February.

For those who can’t make it onto the spectator ferry, there are many ways to follow the championship:

Live Tracking: click here

Video Coverage and ‘Pick-the-Podium’: click here

For all official race results, race reports and photographs: click here


by Richard Gladwell

  

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