Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: PredictWind
Colin, That is the kind of experience with it I was looking for. Their support seems good , I have not signed up yet but they offered me the professional version to use for a couple of weeks to familiarize myself with it, problem is I am sitting in my office sailing routes vicariously .toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
From: Sailing Island Pearl colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Tue, Apr 3, 2018 3:53 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: PredictWind
We use the PW professional package with ocean currents included, and have found this excellent in crossing the North Indian Ocean from Thailand to Maldives. In particular it was spot on for ocean currents and pretty good on winds, and we run an update every day via the IridiumGo to ensure that we are always in the best possible currents and wind.
Agree with the 80% ratio of the Amel 54 Polars. That has been what we ended up dialing it down to as well. At first I was annoyed that the Amel 54 appeared so much faster!!! ......but then realised this is based on best speed and sail plan always ...... and of course we are mere cruisers, sailing cautiously always to ensure our aging sails get us all the way around the world!.
We are not sure we can afford the PW professional package cost all the way around the world, (and certainly turned it off in Asia for 6 months when not doing ocean crossings) but this software has been a game changer for us and particularly worthwhile the cost for the Indian Ocean crossing so far. From Maldives we sail this month for Chagos, then on to Rodriguez, Mauritius, Madagascar and down to Cape Town etc.., so are very please to have the full PW package working on board.
Colin - Island Pearl II - SM#332 - Maldives
On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 2:35 AM, 'S/V Garulfo' svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
0411 016 445