Former British Powerboat Champion Richard Carr knows as well as any offshore racer that the wide open seas can be difficult to navigate.
However, such a problem should now be made a lot easier following the launch of PredictWind’s new Offshore App.
An all-in-one app for Offshore sailors
Available for Mac and PC users, PredictWind claim that their Offshore App is simply the best way to get GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS text forecasts and Satellite Imagery while offshore.
The app simplifies the process of downloading the data in a highly compressed format ideal for Satellite and SSB connections.
All forecast data is automatically selected by setting your route. Simply set the start, waypoints and destination for your passage, by dragging and dropping points on the map. Then the app will download the selected files ready for viewing.
Watch the App’s Tutorial
A ‘How-to-guide’ of the App has been uploaded to the company’s YouTube page, which can be viewed below.
PredictWind has combined the worlds leading forecasts and tools, in an App, that will make getting weather data via a Satellite or SSB communication incredibly easy.
- Highly Compressed – Files are highly compressed in BZ2 format for efficient data usage.
- Automatic Resume – The automatic download resume feature deals with any dropped satellite connections.
- Email Requests – Email GRIB requests are automatically generated by the Offshore App.
- Connection Compatible – The app works with your existing Satellite or SSB communications.
- Iridium GO! – The app interfaces with the Iridium GO! for direct downloads, boat position, and Iridium Satellite connection time.
- Forecast Confidence – Top 4 weather models – PWC/PWG & CMC/GFS – for a greater level of confidence.
About Richard Carr
Richard Carr is one of the UK’s most experienced and successful powerboat racers, who has competed in the sport globally.
He has won numerous domestic and international honours: he became British Class 1 Champion in 1991; he was the winner of the coveted Needles Trophy and he also came second in the Cowes Torquay Cowes race in 1992. It was the year the race was controversially competed in the fog and it has been argued for many years that he actually won the race.
He is known in the sport for his aggressive racing character in rough seas and recently raced in the USA for Geico in 2011.
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