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Predictwind forecasts good sailing conditions for start of Olympics

'London 2012 - Weymouth Saturday morning 28th July sunrise'    Sail World 2012    Click Here to view large photo

Predictwind is forecasting moderate southwesterly winds for the opening two days of the 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta off Weymouth, England.

The first classes to race will be the Mens Heavyweight Singlehander (Finn) and Two man Keelboat (Star) along with the Womens Match Racing (Elliott 6mtr).

Breezes are predicted to be blowing along the southern coast of England, in the 11-14kt average strength range, rotating a little more south as the day progresses.

Predictwind - Weymouth noon - 29 July 2012 -  PredictWind.com   Click Here to view large photo

Monday is expected to be similar to Sunday with stronger winds getting up to just under 20kts in the afternoon.

Temperatures are expected to be quite cold in the 14-16 degrees C range over the two days.

Strong winds from the same direction are expected on Tuesday, before moderating again.

Weymouth Olympic Precinct - late afternoon -  Sail World 2012   Click Here to view large photo

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.


by Richard Gladwell

  

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