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Excellent breeze forecast for Day 1 of the 2012 Sailing Olympics

'July 28, 2012 Iain Percy and Bart Simpson, GBR Star Two Man keelboat'    Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

Predictwind is forecasting moderate southwesterly winds for the first day of the 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta on Weymouth Bay.

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 11-13kt average strength range, staying fairly constant as the day progresses.

The graphic shows a stronger breeze just outside the racing area, which could well move closer inshore - giving the sailors a hearty welcome to to the Olympic Regatta.

Only small niggle is a 20kt squirt showing on one of the feeds around 5.00pm local time, however that comes on the back of a softening breeze. Racing should be concluded by that time anyway.

Monday is expected to be stronger with average winds increasing to 18kts.

Temperatures are expected to be quite cold in the 14-16 degrees C range over the two days, however while the opening day should have clear skies, 100% cloud cover is predicted for Monday, the second day of competition.

The prognosis for Tuesday is uncertain with one of the feeds used by Predictwind expecting winds to lighten, while the other shows no change. However for Wednesday to the end of the week, fresh winds are expected which will make for some exciting sailing.

Predictwind prognosis for the Opening Day of the 2012 Olympic Regatta - Weymouth Bay at 1300hrs -  PredictWind.com   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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