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Predictwind and Iridium offer Sat Phone comms at Mobile Phone pricing By Sail-World, , 6:54 PM Wed 24 Sep 2014
Iridium have recently released the Iridium GO!, their latest product in the satellite communication market. It’s portable, battery powered, and creates a WiFi hotspot. PredictWind have partnered with Iridium to put together a package catering specifically to the marine market. ...[more]


SSANZ Safety at Sea Series NZ Spars & Rigging 60 - Y88 Race Report By Mike Leyland, Auckland , 10:11 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014
Last Saturday's race was an example of two handed one design racing at its best. Great weather, excellent fleet of twelve Young 88s, tactical course, difficult sail choices, lead changes and close competition all the way through the fleet. ...[more]


SSANZ Safety at Sea NZ Spars and Rigging 60 is big boat benefit By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:02 AM Mon 11 Aug 2014
Saturday's SSANZ Safety at Sea NZ Spars and Rigging 60, for two-handed crews, was sailed largely without incident, in moderate southerly breezes and cold temperatures. The fleet started in a 15kts SE breeze, gusting to 20kts, as they passed Passage Rock at the bottom end of Waiheke the wind swung South, staying at the same strength, but easing later in the afternoon. ...[more]


Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:09 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014
The Departure Planning tool from PredictWind can save huge amounts of time planning and give you more hours sailing. It does this by looking at four different departure dates that are separated by 24 hours, and assessing the weather to pick the best day to leave for a particular journey ...[more]


PredictWind's Weather Routing opens your navigation options - try it! By Sail-World.com, , 1:47 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014
With PredictWind’s Weather Routing tool, working out the fastest or most comfortable passage has never been easier. We give you a three step navigation explanation with diagrams - and you are ready to go to plot your favorite cruising route, avoiding rough seas and high winds, or try being a Volvo Ocean Race navigator ...[more]


Predictwind unlocks more features on free accounts By Sail-World, , 9:52 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014
As part of the PredictWind forecast site and app redesign Predictwind have increased the features to which the free accounts have access. All Free accounts have been extended to a full seven day forecast. Now the seven day forecast is the standard across all PredictWind packages. ...[more]


ANZ Fiji Race: Course record looks safe By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 12:23 AM Sat 7 Jun 2014
The race record held by the supermaxi Konica Minolta of 3 days 10 hours looks to be safe in the 2014 edition of the ANZ sponsored Auckland to Denarau, Fiji race that starts on Saturday. Two areas of high pressure off the east coast of New Zealand will be a major influence on the race, according to the routing done for several type of boats, using www.predictwind.com ...[more]


ANZ Fiji Race: Crusader crew get another wet ride - Video By Josh Tucker, , 6:09 PM Wed 28 May 2014
The Elliott 35SS Crusader (Anthony Leigh) videoed on a a training run in the lead up to the Auckland - Fiji race, which starts on June 7, headed for Denarau. Crusader is one of the fastest yachts in New Zealand under 40ft, and is renowned for punching above her weight, and her crew can look forward to a fast, if wet ride on the 1280nm course. ...[more]


Predictwind: Tracking Cyclone Lusi Update 4: Storm swings south By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 9:34 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014
Tropical Cyclone Lusi hit New Zealand, on late Friday night bringing strong winds and rain to the top half of the North Island. Winds gusting to 60kts have been recorded at several points on the east coast including Cape Reinga, Channel Island and Tiritiri Island in the Hauraki Gulf. Auckland appears to have been spared the worst of the onslaught, with Rangitoto Island providing some protection. ...[more]


Predictwind: Tracking Cyclone Lusi Update 3: 60kts in Hauraki Gulf By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 10:21 AM Sat 15 Mar 2014
Tropical Cyclone Lusi hit New Zealand, on late Friday night bringing strong winds and rain to the top half of the North Island. Winds gusting to 60kts have been recorded at several points on the east coast including Cape Reinga, Channel Island and Tiritiri Island in the Hauraki Gulf. Auckland appears to have been spared the worst of the onslaught, with Rangitoto Island providing some protection. ...[more]


Predictwind: Tracking Cyclone Lusi Update 2: Storm due late Friday By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 10:34 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014
Tropical Cyclone Lusi is predicted to hit New Zealand, on Friday and is expected to bring strong winds and much needed rain to the top of the North Island. In these four sets of images we show the path of the storm and how you can check its progress and strength using Predictwind's functions on your mobile or laptop ...[more]


Predictwind: Tracking Cyclone Lusi as she hits New Zealand By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 6:39 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014
Tropical Cyclone Lusi is predicted to hit New Zealand, on Friday and is expected to bring strong winds and much needed rain to the top of the North Island. In these four sets of images we show the path of the storm and how you can check its progress and strength ...[more]


Rolex Sydney Hobart: Southerly change expected to hit at midnight By Richard Gladwell, , 10:32 AM Sat 28 Dec 2013
The long predicted southerly change for the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart race is expected to hit all areas around 11.00pm Saturday night. Until then the fleet will experience hard running conditions of 20-30kts from the north, slowly switching to the NW, before quickly clocking around to a south westerly direction. ...[more]


ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Lighter breezes for Day 2 By Richard Gladwell, 10:12 AM Tue 3 Dec 2013
Melbourne looks set to turn on a smorgasbord of breezes for the second day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne. In the three locations monitored by Predictwind.com the forecasts are shown as being significantly different. That story is repeated in the general forecasting issued for the City. ...[more]


ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne: Fresh breeze, flat water for Day 1 By Richard Gladwell, 10:36 AM Mon 2 Dec 2013
The first day of racing in the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne looks set to get underway in very testing conditions. First starts of the day are the Mens and Womens 470, along with the Mens Laser and Laser 4.7 classes. They are scheduled to get underway at noon. The other fleets start at 3.00pm with the Finn, Paralympic classes, and Laser competing. ...[more]


Predictwind: Beat them in a Nor-Wester - 2013 PIC Coastal Classic By 2013PIC Coastal Classic, 9:31 PM Tue 22 Oct 2013
At Monday night's awesome race clinic, we had speakers from PredictWind.com, B&G, and North Sails, share their knowledge about sailing in the PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic. Much was discussed, but here's a short synopsis of what was said: ...[more]


America's Cup: Predictwind - Fresh breeze for Final Day 15 By Richard Gladwell, 11:27 PM Wed 25 Sep 2013
With the first race of the day set for its regular start time of 1315hrs the wind feeds produced by Predictwind indicate that winds will be around 21-22kts. The feeds produced by Predictwind are now in agreement on the strength at the race start time, as with yesterday the significant feature of the forecast is that just two hours before the start the winds will be near calm. ...[more]


America's Cup: Predictwind - Fresh to strong breeze for Day 14 By Richard Gladwell, 8:23 PM Tue 24 Sep 2013
With the first race of the day set for its regular start time of 1315hrs the wind feeds produced by Predictwind indicate that winds will be around 21-22kts. The feeds produced by Predictwind are now in agreement on the strength at the race start time, as with yesterday the significant feature of the forecast is that just two hours before the start the winds will be near calm. ...[more]


America's Cup: Predictwind - Lighter winds initially for Day 13 By Richard Gladwell, 2:56 AM Tue 24 Sep 2013
With the racing at its regular start time of 1315hrs the wind feeds produced by Predictwind indicate that winds will be around 12kts. Both feeds produced by Predictwind are in agreement on the strength at the race start time, however the significant feature of the forecast is that just 90 minutes before the start the winds will be near calm. ...[more]


America's Cup: Predictwind - Winds expected to co-operate on Day 12 By Richard Gladwell, 8:19 PM Sun 22 Sep 2013
The regular San Fransisco breeze is expected to return on Day 12 of the 34th America's Cup, for Sunday and Races 14 and 15 of the 2013 America's Cup. The first race is due to start at 1.15pm on Sunday, local time with the second race scheduled for 1415hrs. ...[more]


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