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The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - To the Trade Winds - Leg 1, Week 2 By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 7:14 AM Wed 22 Oct 2014
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent and analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing. Here's his analysis of Leg 1, Week 2 . It couldn’t last – all that tight inshore racing. The Atlantic Ocean is too big a place to roam around in a pack, and sooner or later something was going to create a split, it turned out to be a broken rudder ...[more]


New improved swell forecasting and more locations from PredictWind By Sail-World, , 9:28 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014
PredictWind have made significant improvements to the swell forecasting models and added new locations. Integrating the new 50km global wind forecast with ocean current data has created the most advanced swell modelling available online. By combining PredictWind forecast data with ocean current data, the effect of the wind on swells can be accounted for ...[more]


The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - And they're off - Leg 1, Week 1 By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 8:15 PM Wed 15 Oct 2014
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent and analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing. Here's his analysis of Leg 1 . Scary Spice may be doing a pretty dreadful job on the UK’s X Factor, but it was Girl Power all the way in the opening round of the Volvo Ocean Race. Team SCA’s navigator, Libby Greenhalgh hit one out of the park ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas leads on paper, Team SCA ahead on the water By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:55 AM Tue 14 Oct 2014
For the next week or so we expect the debate over who really leads the Volvo Ocean Race to continue. The womens crew of Team SCA, who were first to exit the Straits of Gibraltar (and were almost an hour ahead of the second boat Team Vestas Wind), still lead the race, and are 21 minutes ahead of the listed race leader. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Day 2 Mapfre takes over lead 50nm from Rock By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:35 AM Mon 13 Oct 2014
With about 50nm to sail to reach the Straits of Gibraltar, Spain's Mapfre has taken over the front running and holds small lead of less than a mile over three other boats at 1840hrs UTC on Day 2. Team Vestas Wind and Mapfre led until midday, reaching Cabo de Gata in first place. At around 1200 local time the wind dropped. Team Alimedica was reported to be leading, at 1730hrs ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Day 2: Team Vestas Wind leads the race for the Rock By Sail-World.com, , 10:42 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014
With about 130nm to sail to reach the Straits of Gibraltar, Denmark's Team Vestas Wind holds a useful 2-3nm lead over the remainder of the fleet at 1000hrs UTC on Day 2. Volvo Ocean Race reports: Team Vestas Wind emerged as narrow leaders when daylight broke on the Mediterranean after the first night of Leg 1 but the fleet were hot on their heels after a night of rain and wind changes. ...[more]


The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 1's Pitfalls and Challenges By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 8:58 AM Sun 12 Oct 2014
Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing. Here's his first report. I’ll be writing for sailors, people who know their port from starboard, and a tack from a gybe. So, looking forward to Leg One – where do some of the challenges and the opportunities lie for our seven navigators? ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Route options narrow, wind increases for Gibraltar By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:44 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014
The latest forecast and route projections for the opening stanzas of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, show that winds are expected to increase, and route options have tightened. As predicted previously navigators are expected to sail a more direct route to Gibraltar. One recommends heading further out into the centre of the Mediterranean, before straightening up and then coming int ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Light to moderate winds expected to Gibraltar By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:25 PM Fri 10 Oct 2014
Light to moderate are predicted for the opening stanzas of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. The conditions are expected to provide plenty of challenge for navigators and tacticians, with the Predictwind routing function showing two distinct course options. One recommends heading further out into the centre of the Mediterranean, before straightening up and then coming int ...[more]


B&G announce new black box VHF marine radio By Laura Tolmay, , 10:46 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014
B&G, world leader in the design and manufacture of marine electronics and instruments for sailing, announced today the V90, a powerful and versatile new black box VHF marine radio. Packed with innovative communication features, the V90 offers sailors unparalleled performance with a feature set that includes an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver and more ...[more]


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]


B&G introduces Forwardscan™ - sail with confidence By Laura Tolmay, , 7:40 AM Wed 24 Sep 2014
ForwardScan allows sailors to avoid potentially dangerous areas and sail with confidence in unfamiliar waters. With an effective range of eight times the actual water’s depth, real time updates and a built-in configurable shallow depth alarm, B&G ForwardScan integrates seamlessly with other collision avoiding technologies, such as Broadband Radar; ensuring sailors avoid costly navigation mistakes. ...[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]


North Sails: Get Stop tabs now ... Winter sails service...Cover care By North Sails, , 7:05 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014
Latest newsletter from North Sails NZ with information on how to get Stop tabs fitted to your sails - faster than woolling a spinnaker. Check out the Winter Service deal. And look at their Cover Care Pack ...[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]


North Sails New Zealand clients dominate 2014 Auckland to Fiji Race By Sail-World, , 10:50 AM Thu 12 Jun 2014
After four days of mostly punishing upwind sailing followed by some champagne reaching conditions, the Botin 80 Beau Geste and Juan K VO 70 Giacomo have claimed first and second on line and between them, dominated the correct time results. ...[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]


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