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Volvo Ocean Race - Ericsson 3 expected to hold lead to Cape Horn By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, 10:26 AM Fri 13 Mar 2009
Ericsson 3, the current race leader is expected to hold her lead approaching Cape Horn. Latest reports show that Ericsson 3 is losing some of her lead, and it is easy to see why with these latest images, developed by Sail-World from two weather and routing applications PredictWind and Expedition The Roaring Forties and Furious Fifties have given way to the Timid Tens as the race leaders are ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Ice gate comes into play By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, 11:49 AM Tue 10 Mar 2009
The Ice Gate comes into play in the Volvo Ocean Race in the coming days /b> The gate is set between two points and the competitors have to pass north of it at some point in the leg. The purpose of the gate is to hold the competitors north, avoiding extreme and potentially very hazardous sailing as yachts try and dive south reducing distance and picking up stronger winds. We will post some ...[more]


PredictWind: Major wind change expected to hit Port Phillip, Melbourne By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, Melbourne, Australia , 11:35 PM Tue 13 Jan 2009
The wind prognosis from PredictWind.com?nid=113460 is for a significant shift in wind direction today, Wednesday, accompanied by a major increase in strength for several hours before returning to a standard Port Philip seabreeze on Thursday. ...[more]


PredictWind: Strong winds ahead for Rolex Sydney Hobart tail By Richard Gladwell, 6:16 AM Mon 29 Dec 2008
PredictWind's analysis of the wind feeds in the Tasman Island area shows that the tail end of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race will be hammered by strong westerly winds. The whole of Tasmania is surrounded by strong westerly winds, with some shelter from the lee of the Tasmanian coast. However as the competitors near Tasman Island the last turning point before heading for Hobart, the competitors w ...[more]


PredictWind: Light winds likely to stall Sydney Hobart record By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, 5:56 AM Sat 27 Dec 2008
Light winds in the Bass Strait area seem likely to preclude any chance of the race record being broken in the 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart race. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race record looking more likely By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, 7:09 AM Fri 26 Dec 2008
Using course optimisation and weather software supplied by PredictWind.com?nid=113460 and Expedition?nid=113460 Sail-World has run a Volvo 70 down the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race track, and a race record would seem to be looking more likely. ...[more]


PredictWind: Rolex Sydney to Hobart complete weather information By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, 6:38 AM Fri 26 Dec 2008
Using the PredictWind?nid=113460 wind forecasting package Sail-World.com has been able to produce a complete set of wind strength and direction charts for the 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney to Hobart: PredictWind prognosis shows record unlikely By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, 10:55 PM Wed 24 Dec 2008
Latest weather and course projections show that despite strong running conditions for the race start and first 12 hours, light winds later in the race show that a new race record is unlikely. ...[more]


PredictWind: 50% off Christmas Gift Subscriptions By , 12:31 PM Fri 19 Dec 2008
Six months after its launch, the weather forecast system PredictWind has been widely accepted and used by the international sailing community. The world-leading product is being offered at a Christmas discount, before going on sale at full price in January 2009. ...[more]


PredictWind prognosis - Sir Peter Blake Regatta By PredictWind.com, 5:33 PM Sat 6 Dec 2008
PredictWind.com is forecasting light seabreezes for the second day of the Sir Peter Blake Regatta at Torbay. ...[more]


PredictWind - high resolution weather modelling By MaxComm Communication, Auckland , 8:54 PM Thu 30 Oct 2008
Four months after its launch, the weather forecast system PredictWind has been widely accepted and used by the international sailing community. PredictWind is now widely used by amateur and professional sailors all over the world. ...[more]


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]


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