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Predictwind tips new record for Auckland Fiji Race for multihulls By Zoe Hawkins, 10:17 PM Fri 31 May 2013
Crystal ball gazing before a race is a sailor's favourite past time and now that we have programs like PredictWind.com to give us a good idea of what is going to happen out there on the blue yonder, it is even more meaningful. According to PredictWind.com, Metvuw, and Metservice the conditions for the start of the race will be light: Variable even, with less than five knots from the West to es ...[more]


JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs: Strong breeze again for Race 7 - PredictWind By Richard Gladwell, 9:44 AM Sun 24 Feb 2013
A strong breeze is forecast for the final race of the 64th JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship being sailed on Sydney Harbour, at 3.00pm. PredictWind is showing a breeze at increasing through the day to an 18kts average at the race start time of 3.00pm - less than yesterday and which should be sailable. ...[more]


JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs: Strong breeze for Race 6 - PredictWind By Richard Gladwell, 9:26 AM Sat 23 Feb 2013
A strong breeze is forecast for the penultimate race of the 64th JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship being sailed on Sydney Harbour, at the later time of 4.00pm ...[more]


JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs: Moderate breeze again for Day 5 - PredictWind By Richard Gladwell, 10:07 AM Thu 21 Feb 2013
Another moderate breeze is predicted for the fifth race of the 64th JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship being sailed on Sydney Harbour, at the earlier time of 2.00pm. PredictWind is showing a breeze at a 12kts average at 2.00pm similar previous races in the regatta. ...[more]


JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs: Moderate breeze for Day 4 - PredictWind By Richard Gladwell, 10:21 AM Wed 20 Feb 2013
A moderate to fresh sea breeze is predicted for the third race of the 64th JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship being sailed on Sydney Harbour. PredictWind is showing a change of direction and strength from the first two races, which were sailed in SE winds, with plenty of holes favouring local knowledge and powered up rigs. ...[more]


JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs: A lovely sea breeze for Day 3 - PredictWind By Richard Gladwell, 12:13 PM Tue 19 Feb 2013
A moderate to fresh sea breeze is predicted for the third race of the 64th JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship being sailed on Sydney Harbour. PredictWind is showing a change of direction and strength from the first two races, which were sailed in SE winds, with plenty of holes favouring local knowledge and powered up rigs. ...[more]


JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs: Big rigs again for Day 2 - PredictWind By Richard Gladwell, 7:33 AM Sun 17 Feb 2013
Moderate winds from a southerly direction are again forecast for the second race of the 64th JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship being sailed on Sydney Harbour. PredictWind is showing a a breeze expected to average 10-13kts around race start time of 4.00pm, slowly easing to 8-10kts a couple of hours later. Gusts will be above this average strength. ...[more]


JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs: Big rigs for Day 1 - PredictWind By Richard Gladwell, 10:02 AM Sat 16 Feb 2013
Moderate winds from a southerly direction are forecast for the first race of the 64th JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship being sailed on Sydney Harbour. PredictWind is showing a a breeze expected to average 10-13kts around race start time of 4.00pm, slowly easing to 8-10kts a couple of hours later. Gusts will be above this average strength. ...[more]


Coastal Classic: New tracking app announced from Predictwind By Sail-World, 11:40 PM Thu 18 Oct 2012
Predictwind.com have just announced the availability of Coastal Classic tracking. Download now! This is a product that any yacht club around the world can use, to get free yacht racing tracking on their website. Check it out at http://coastalclassic.co.nz/race-watch/ ...[more]


America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ sailing in 35kt winds By Richard Gladwell, 8:39 AM Tue 16 Oct 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand completed a five hour sailing and testing session, apparently without mishap today in winds that gusted over 35kts. Winds averaged 26kts at Bean Rock at the entrance to the Waitemata Harbour. The winds peaked at midday before easing. Real time observations in the area have the winds at 28kts, gusting 36kts. ...[more]


Coastal Classic: Great record breaking forecast treated with caution By Zoe Hawkins, 7:45 AM Tue 16 Oct 2012
Three days out from the NZMYC's Coastal Classic Auckland to Russell Yacht Race, Simon Hull, skipper of TeamVodafone Sailing, is aiming at not thinking too much about the prospect of a back to back record in the iconic New Zealand race. 'If it's a good forecast, which it is, then it will turn bad,' he jokes. ...[more]


Coastal Classic: Your pre-race checklist and Predictwind prognosis By Coastal Classic and Sail-World, 7:10 PM Mon 15 Oct 2012
First, make sure your boat is 100% ready to go by the night before racing. Easier said than done, right? Here are a few extra ideas to add to the mix. If you are leaving from Westhaven, try to cast off by 9am at the latest, to give you time to get to the start line, and do a reconnaissance, checking out conditions and confirming your starting strategy ...[more]


London Olympics: Change in the wind for last two days By Richard Gladwell, 4:54 AM Fri 10 Aug 2012
Predictwind is forecasting moderate southwesterly winds for the first day of the 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta on Weymouth Bay. The first classes to race will be the Mens Heavyweight Singlehander (Finn) and Two man Keelboat (Star) along with the Womens Match Racing (Elliott 6mtr). Breezes are predicted to be blowing along the southern coast of England, in the 11-13kt average strength range ...[more]


Excellent breeze forecast for Day 1 of the 2012 Sailing Olympics By Richard Gladwell, 7:02 PM Sun 29 Jul 2012
Predictwind is forecasting moderate southwesterly winds for the first day of the 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta on Weymouth Bay. The first classes to race will be the Mens Heavyweight Singlehander (Finn) and Two man Keelboat (Star) along with the Womens Match Racing (Elliott 6mtr). Breezes are predicted to be blowing along the southern coast of England, in the 11-13kt average strength range ...[more]


Predictwind forecasts good sailing conditions for start of Olympics By Richard Gladwell, 4:17 PM Sat 28 Jul 2012
Predictwind is forecasting moderate southwesterly winds for the opening two days of the 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta off Weymouth, England. The first classes to race will be the Mens Heavyweight Singlehander (Finn) and Two man Keelboat (Star) along with the Womens Match Racing (Elliott 6mtr). ...[more]


PredictWind and MetService partner for live wind data By Zoe Hawkins, 7:07 PM Mon 21 May 2012
Real-time observations of wind speed and direction are now available from 84 weather stations throughout New Zealand, thanks to a new partnership between Auckland company PredictWind and the NZ MetService. The new service will make real time observations of wind data available for as little as $1.60 per month, via PredictWind’s website and Android and iPhone Apps. ...[more]


PredictWind launch new wind forecast App for iPhone and Android By Zoe Hawkins, 8:23 PM Wed 21 Mar 2012
PredictWind have launched a new wind forecast application for iPhone and Android that offers accurate and detailed wind forecasts, enabling convenient planning for anyone on the water in any location around the world. The marine wind forecast tool is the most advanced available on an App and allows users to set up and receive forecasts for specific locations and check the latest wind observations ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Light winds or not for race finish? By Richard Gladwell, 8:28 AM Wed 7 Mar 2012
Wednesday morning at 1000hrs, Sail-World ran a further prediction on the finish time for Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, following a change in the situation which developed 12 hours earlier. Using up to four wind and weather feeds in the routing function of Predictwind?nid=102097, there are two models facing the race navigators. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Saturday party, Sunday finish predicted for Leg 4 By Richard Gladwell, 1:13 AM Tue 6 Mar 2012
The latest projection of the finish time for Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race is being put at the early hours of Sunday morning. Ideal for the Auckland party set at the Viaduct harbour. The top three places would seem to be locked in, with Groupamaprojected to be first to finish, by both weather feeds used by PredictWind. She is variously four and six hours ahead of the second placed boat Puma ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Camper slips down the fleet By Sail-World and Emirates Team NZ, 1:43 PM Mon 27 Feb 2012
According to the latest position update run by Sail-World using the route projection and time to finish functions of PredictWind, the New Zealand/Spanish entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, Camper, as slid from being the leg leader to a projected third place. The yachts are not out of the light airs that have bedeviled this leg, and none of the boats are heading south of east. ...[more]


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