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PredictWind roars in HSBC Premier Coastal Classic By Richard Gladwell, 10:58 AM Sun 26 Oct 2008
One of the features of the 2008 HSBC Premier Coastal Classic was the performance of two small multihulls, Hooters and PredictWind.com, formerly Need for Speed. PredictWind led the opening stages of the race and was first to Flat Rock (off Kawau Island, 26nm from Auckland). Hooters led the fleet at the next waypoint off Sail Rock , before Whangarei. ...[more]

PredictWind: HSBC Coastal Classic update By Richard Gladwell, 12:19 AM Fri 24 Oct 2008
Strong winds from the north are predicted to hit the HSBC Premier Coastal Classic fleet on Friday evening. The predictions are varied for the start on Friday morning but firm up later in the day and evening, with strong headwinds peaking at around 2200hrs off Cape Brett ...[more]

PredictWind: Big winds for HSBC Coastal Classic By Richard Gladwell, 11:17 PM Wed 22 Oct 2008
Strong winds from the north are predicted to hit the HSBC Premier Coastal Classic fleet on Friday evening. Due to predicted headwinds it would seem that the race record will not be threatened. The classic race should get underway in good sailing conditions of around 15knots, however these will increase to about 24 knots around mid-day, before fading away to less than 10kts in the afternoon. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Green Dragon to extend lead By Richard Gladwell, 10:42 PM Wed 22 Oct 2008
Green Dragon, the Chinese sponsored Volvo 70 will have a lead of about 37 miles at the Brazil gate, according to the current projections. Using Expedition and PredictWind, Sail-World has been able to take the current positions in the 6,500nm first leg, and cycle forward for 24 hours when the first competitors will be about to round the gate in the first leg. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Green Dragon in commanding lead By Richard Gladwell, 11:01 PM Tue 21 Oct 2008
Ian Walker and the crew of Green Dragon will move into a commanding lead in the Volvo Ocean race in the next 24 hours, as the race leaders emerge from the Doldrums. By holding the most westerly course of the eight competitors, Walker and navigator Ian Moore have been able to hold onto slightly stronger breezes. Now they are dropping across the front of the fleet to get onto the more direct course. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Green Dragon to get big lead By Richard Gladwell, 2:46 PM Mon 20 Oct 2008
Green Dragon (Ian Walker GBR) looks set to make a big gain on the Volvo Ocean race fleet over the next 24 hours, as she carries winds of over 7kts while the rest of the fleet experience conditions varying from 2.0kts to less the 4.0kts The next best wind reading is on the former ABN Amro One, which won the last race, but is not a noted light airs performer. She has 4.5 kts, and is 242nm away f ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race - lead will tighten in 24 hours By Richard Gladwell, 9:33 PM Sun 19 Oct 2008
As the Volvo race fleet thread their way through the Doldrums, the path ahead has narrowed considerably from the last report. The previous option for two competitors to take a dog leg to the east has now gone and all competitors are focussed on a narrow weather gate that will get them through the doldrums The 24 hour prediction sees the lead being contested by three competitors. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race - big horizontal split ahead By Richard Gladwell, 6:02 AM Sun 19 Oct 2008
As the Volvo race fleet tip toe their way through the Doldrums, the course/weather optimisation analysis from PredictWind and Expedition shows that the fleet is about to make a big split. Writing on the Expedition site, Nick White has calculated the (current) optimal weather routes as giving a horizontal separation of 270nm! ...[more]

PredictWind at Gibraltar - Volvo Ocean Race By Richard Gladwell, 12:56 PM Mon 13 Oct 2008
PredictWind.com is showing light to moderate winds for the next 24 hours or so around the Gibraltar and NW African coast. Winds are also expected to progressively back making for some interesting tactical decisions as competitors trade off speed againts the rhumbline route for Cape Town. ...[more]

PredictWind shows fast start for Volvo Ocean Race By Richard Gladwell, 11:59 PM Sat 11 Oct 2008
PredictWind.com is showing a fast start to the 2008/09 Volvo Ocean Race off Alicante (ESP) at 1400hrs local time. The eight strong fleet will experience winds of 24-26kts around the start time, and staying at this strength for the first couple of hours before easing back to 18kts in the early evening. The winds are expected to be from the ENE making for a fast reach out of the Mediterranean ...[more]

Day 1 of Nations Cup Qualifier - AUS and NZL By RNZYS Media, 12:16 PM Fri 26 Sep 2008
After a morning practice session comprising a mixed round-robin at the request of the competitors, racing got underway at 1.30 this afternoon in absolutely sparkling conditions but with a shifty light south-westerly breeze that ranged from 8 – 13 knots. Racing was made challenging for sailors and the race management personnel alike. ...[more]

PredictWind forecasts good breeze for Qingdao By Jon Bilger, Auckland , 4:23 PM Thu 11 Sep 2008
The expert wind forecasting model, PredictWind.com is predicting moderate breezes for the next five days of the Paralympic Regatta at Qingdao, China. Weather forecasting is provided by PredictWind.com, whose founder Jon Bilger was in charge of the weather team for the Alinghi team - America’s Cups winner in 2003 and 2007. Bilger told sail-World today that 'Winds are expected 10-15knots all w ...[more]

PredictWind - very light airs for racing Wednesday By Sail-World and PredictWind.Com, 9:25 AM Wed 20 Aug 2008
PredictWind forecasts only very light winds in Qingdao today, Wednesday, increasing substantially for the next two days. Today at the Olympic regatta, racing is scheduled for the RS:X Mens and Womens classes (Medal Races) and fleet racing in the Star and Tornado classes, who are due to race their Medal races on Thursday ...[more]

PredictWind Olympic prognosis for Friday 15 August By Jon Bilger, 1:27 PM Fri 15 Aug 2008
Jon Bilger of PredictWind.com?nid=113374 has provided the following forecast for Qingdao Olympic Venue: Friday 15th August ...[more]

PredictWind has more breeze for Friday By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, 5:52 PM Thu 14 Aug 2008
PredictWind is showing more wind for tomorrow , Friday at the Qingdao Olympics. Racing today has been all but cancelled, with Finns and Yngling just being canclled for the day and they were already one race down going into this regatta. However Predictwind?nid=113374 is showing winds blowing at 12 knots tomorrow maybe more. ...[more]

PredictWind - Olympic Wind Analysis - Day 1 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, 8:15 PM Fri 8 Aug 2008
PredictWind.com's prognosis is for winds of 10 to 11 kts for the Opening Day of the 2008 Olympic regatta in Qingdao. ...[more]

SSANZ postpones 60 miler for 24 hours By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, 5:20 AM Sat 2 Aug 2008
In the face of a gale warning issued by MetService, organisers of the second race in the B&G SIMRAD Two handed Triple Series have postponed the start of the race for 24 hours to Sunday 3 August. ...[more]

Big wind predicted for Auckland and Qingdao By PredictWind.Com and Sail-World, 9:44 PM Fri 25 Jul 2008
Various weather services in New Zealand are predicting a one in 10 year storm to hit Auckland and northern New Zealand on Saturday 26 July 2008. The prognosis from PredictWind.com?nid=113374 shows how this wind situation will develop based on weather feeds from USA and Canada. ...[more]

Predicting the Wind By Richard Gladwell, 9:41 PM Sun 6 Jul 2008
The decision, early Saturday morning, to postpone the opening race in New Zealand's popular B&G SIMRAD Two Handed Triple Series, was probably initially greeted a few quizzical thoughts by competitors. By the time most were waking up and thinking of what lay ahead the wind had dropped and for a time Auckland's Waitemata Harbour was almost glassy. However the predictions of strong and squally ...[more]

B&G SIMRAD 50 has been postponed by SSANZ By SSANZ and Sail-World, 5:44 AM Sat 5 Jul 2008
The first race of the B&G SIMRAD Two Handed Triple Series has 50 has been postponed by race officials due to the weather forecasts, showing that winds of up to 45 knots were predicted to hit the race fleet this afternoon. The forecasts were backed up by America's Cup weather specialist Jon Bilger's new PredictWind.com weather service. ...[more]

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