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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]


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=106707 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=106707 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]


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