sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : PredictWind runs new technology aboard TVS

PredictWind runs new technology aboard TVS

'The ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing'    TeamVodafoneSailing©

Thanks to a light weather forecast there is no talk of blitzing records in the 130 nautical mile Auckland to Tauranga yacht race starting, Thursday 21 April. But the crew and their supporters will have plenty of time to play with their new toy – a live tracker complete with camera and weather instruments.

The tracker, which records boat speed and wind speed in real time, shows where the boat is on a map, and shoots and displays a photograph every 60 seconds, is a new development from PredictWind.com?nid=82671, a brain child of top America’s Cup weather expert, Jon Bilger.

Bilger points to some interesting PredictWind Technology on the Team Vodafone Sailing website (http://play.vodafone.co.nz/teamvodafone-sailing ) …. A plugin from PredictWind using data from a 3G communicator (http://www.predictwind.com/3g-communicator/ ) and webcam… showing updates, and photos every minute. If out of Vodafone's coverage area, the Satellite Communicator (http://www.predictwind.com/satellite-communicator/ ) is used.

TeamVodafoneSailing is line honours favourite in the 41-strong fleet, which also features the new Cookson 50, Akatea, and Mike Sanderson’s Orbit.

An ambitious pace would need to be set by any entrant to beat the 30m supermaxi Zana’s 2004 race record of 9 hours, 35 minutes, and 1 second – but in the forecast 10 knots of breeze from the SouthWest that will probably die out during the day, it’s almost definite that it won’t happen.

Progress can be viewed on the Vodafone Play website by clicking here?nid=82671 or at here?nid=82671

The race is organised by Tauranga Yachting & Powerboat Club, whose website is www.yacht.org.nz.

TeamVodafoneSailing is also supported by Line 7, Seatrade, Fusion, Harken, Fineline, B&G, Steinlager and Wilde Media.




by Zoe Hawkins and Sail-World

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=82671

11:21 AM Wed 20 Apr 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
PredictWind.com

Related News Stories:

28 Mar 2013  Debut for new lost cost tracker in Auckland Tauranga Race
17 Feb 2013  JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs: Live coverage - start 3.00pm Sydney time
08 Mar 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: The battle tightens as North Cape beckons
26 Feb 2012  Etchells Worlds 2012 - Sail-World interviews some of the key players
25 Feb 2012  Etchells Worlds – The 2012 Champion is crowned
25 Feb 2012  Etchells Worlds 2012 interviews with top contenders - Who will win?
25 Feb 2012  Etchells Worlds 2012 – More day 5 images by Ingrid Abery
24 Feb 2012  Etchells Worlds 2012 – Day 5 images by Ingrid Abery
24 Feb 2012  Etchells World Championship Day 5 – Martini sailing
24 Feb 2012  Etchells Worlds 2012 Race 8 - The world turns upside down
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World









Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part III) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,


Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads
Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini
Helping boaters understand weather basics
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2
Match 40s find the surface again + Video
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta   
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay   
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys   
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature   
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos   
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach   
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom   
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us   
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL VIR US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT