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Auckland Noumea Race starts this Saturday with a Very Important Sailor By Tash Paget (RAYC) and Sail-World, 10:46 AM Thu 25 Jun 2009
The Auckland to Noumea Ocean Race is scheduled to start at 1400hours, off Orakei Wharf, Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, with a fleet of 13 Premier Division yachts taking part. It has just been announced that Sarah-Jane Blake, the daughter of the late Sir Peter Blake will be taking part in the race this year as crew on board her father’s old yacht Lion New Zealand. ...[more]


Light winds expected for JP Morgan AM Round the Island Race By Richard Gladwell, 8:37 AM Sat 20 Jun 2009
Light winds are predicted for the start of the JP Morgan Asset management Round the Island Race, off Cowes, Isle of Wight. Sail-World has used PredictWind to develop predictions for three critical points of the race. PredictWind shows the wind as being very light initially building slowly during the day. ...[more]


Sailors! Don't miss the PredictWind & Expedition Seminar tonight By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, 9:54 PM Wed 17 Jun 2009
Predictwind.com and Expedition will be hosting a seminar at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club this evening 18th June at 1900hrs. This is a great chance to hear from the developers of these two applications, Jon Bilger (PredictWind) and Nick White (Expedition), and see how they can be used. The evening will be beneficial to anyone who wants to learn more about how use PredictWind to win races ...[more]


Will Marseilles Trophies go in the first race for GP42's and TP52's? By Audi MedCup Media, 7:42 PM Sun 14 Jun 2009
Regatta or Circuit? As ever teams will tell you that the Circuit is the main focus and winning regattas is simply a nice bonus if and when it happens. It's a passing reward to the team for their hard work and execution as well as a confirmation that they are headed in the right direction. But the universal pursuit at this stage, TP52 and GP42, is to win the Audi MedCup Circuit. ...[more]


Audi MedCup: Lighter winds expected and course location change By Audi MedCup Media, 7:34 PM Sat 13 Jun 2009
A return to gentler breezes means back to finesse sailing rather than high octane downwind runs and boat and sail handling tests. For the first time here in Marseille the race area is being moved on to the Rade Nord, which means a whole new set of conditions and influences to be learned. It's already very warm this morning and there will be every chance that the thermal sea breeze will build ...[more]


Audi MedCup: A little Mistral lite for today? By MedCup Media and PredictWind, 8:30 PM Thu 11 Jun 2009
Emirates Team New Zealand lead the overall standings on the Marseille Trophy TP52 Series after their 1,3,1 scoreline yesterday. Their local weather adviser b>Dimitri Deruelle (FRA) /b> suggests: 'There is a west wind which will strengthen and turn a little left during the course of the day. These are conditions that we know well in Marseilles. It is not a true Mistral insofar as it is on the left ...[more]


Green Dragon into second place with 200nm to go on Volvo Leg 7 By Richard Gladwell, 8:02 PM Sat 23 May 2009
Ericsson 4 has emerged from a Stealth Play with a reduced lead in the Volvo Ocean Race, However the current race leader is still expected to win leg 7, due to finish in Galway Bay, early Sunday morning, local time. Most of the fleet have now engaged in a Stealth play, which means their positions are kept secret from the outside world and their competitors. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race Stealth Play halves leg leader's margin By Richard Gladwell, 4:38 PM Sat 23 May 2009
Ericsson 4 has emerged from a Stealth Play with a reduced lead in the Volvo Ocean Race, However the current race leader is still expected to win leg 7, due to finish in Galway Bay, early Sunday morning, local time. Most of the fleet have now engaged in a Stealth play, which means their positions are kept secret from the outside world and their competitors. ...[more]


Ericsson 4 now expected to be winner of Leg 7 in Volvo Ocean Race By Richard Gladwell, 11:46 PM Fri 22 May 2009
Ericsson 4 (Torben Grael) is now expected to be a comfortable winner of Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race /b> Previously the Leg was expected to be very close run between all the yachts. However a split in the fleet has paid a dividend for the Race leader. By taking a more westely course Grael seems to have opened up a significant advantage ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race fleet splits in two racing in very strong winds By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, 9:17 AM Fri 22 May 2009
Over the past nine hours, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet have split into two groups, and are now separated laterally by 75 nm. The westernmost group comprises the former leg and current race leader, Ericsson 4, followed the the two yachts trailing the fleet - Ericsson 3 and Green Dragon. ...[more]


Very close finish expected in the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday morning. By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, 9:46 PM Thu 21 May 2009
According to current projections the Volvo Ocean Race fleet should have a very fast trip across the Atlantic and are expected to finish around 0900hrs on Sunday, local time. Already in the grips of one 30kt front, the system looks like it will extend for most of the trip across the to Galway, Ireland. After moderating for a time, a second system will move in for the final push to coast of the E ...[more]


Predictwind forecasts strong winds for Volvo sleigh ride to Ireland By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, 12:05 PM Wed 20 May 2009
As the Volvo Ocean Race works its way around the Ice Exclusion Zone, a strong wind system is about to launch off the Newfoundland coast. The system which, according to PredictWind has winds over 25 kts (gusting 20% more) and will stay with the fleet for at least the next three days giving a fast ride across the Atlantic Ocean to Galway in Ireland. ...[more]


PredictWind: Stronger winds expected for rest of MedCup By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, Melbourne, Australia , 8:47 PM Thu 14 May 2009
The wind prognosis from PredictWind.com?nid=106639 is for stronger winds for the rest of the week at the Audi MedCup in Alicante. Winds are expected to build to around 15-20 kts each day, peaking in the early afternoon - with almost no wind at all in the morning. ...[more]


Latest updates for Boston finish in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, 10:04 PM Sun 26 Apr 2009
Sail-World in conjunction with PredictWind will post regular updates in this story as the fleet sail the last 100 nm or so as the Volvo Ocean race fleet head for the finish of Leg 6 at Boston. b>Latest: /b> Leaders are on last leg, sailing in 8kts breeze, and are now 4nm from finish mid afternoon local time in Boston. ...[more]


Ericsson 4 set for mid-Sunday morning finish in Leg 6 of the Volvo OR By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, 10:03 AM Sun 26 Apr 2009
Ericsson 4 is predicted to win Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race when it finishes in Boston on Sunday morning, local time. The final stretch is expected to be in 20kt plus tailwinds ahead of an expected front - a fast point of sailing for the Volvo 70's. At the final turning point, Ericsson 4 is predicted to have a lead of just 2nm, from Ericsson 3 ...[more]


Ericsson 4 set for a Sunday afternoon finish in Leg 6 of the Volvo OR By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, 11:15 PM Fri 24 Apr 2009
Ericsson 4 is predicted to win Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race when it finishes in Boston on Sunday afternoon, local time. The final stretch will be in 20kt plus headwinds - not a strong point of sailing for the Volvo 70's. At the final turning point, Ericsson 4 is predicted to have a lead of about 55nm, from Ericsson 3 ...[more]


Who do you believe on Leg 6 to Boston in Volvo Ocean Race? By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, 10:50 PM Thu 23 Apr 2009
Most of the attention will be on the Volvo racers as they tangle with the fresh tailwinds over the morning of the 23rd April (EST), what happens next is going to be the most intriguing part of Leg 6. For the first time on this leg, we are seeing substantial variation between the two weather feeds used by PredictWind. ...[more]


Stronger winds in next 24 hours on Leg 6 to Boston in Volvo Ocean Race By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, 10:58 PM Wed 22 Apr 2009
Although leg leader Telefonica Blue is being caught by the other three front runners, she is expected to extend on the final period of the race as she gets into a stronger wind pattern enabling her to stretch away. /b> The PredictWind?nid=106639 model show the fleet on a beam reach in 16kt winds from a NE direction. With Telefonica Blue leading. ...[more]


Competitors set for slingshot to Boston in Volvo Ocean Race By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, 10:16 PM Tue 21 Apr 2009
Competitors on Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Boston are expected to face some rough weather before the finish on Saturday. Currently (20 April at 1500hrs, local time) the PredictWind?nid=106639 model show the fleet on a beam reach in 14-16kt winds from a NE direction. With Telefonica Blue 30-40nm ahead of a bunch comprising Ericssons 3 & 4 and Puma Racing. ...[more]


PredictWind sponsor Brisbane to Gladstone Race with High Res wind info By Nathan May, 5:39 PM Thu 9 Apr 2009
This Easter, as part of the 61st Brisbane to Gladstone thanks to TracerTrack and ESRI Australia, race spectators will be able to monitor the race in real time using the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Tracker. PredictWind’s high resolution Wind Forecasts have been integrated with Yacht Tracker to show the expected wind over the course of the race. ...[more]


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