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VOR UPDATE: HEADING INTO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION

  As the teams head up towards Abu Dhabi they are encountering storms and all sorts of extreme weather. See the weather route and an insightful writeup below.     At present, all teams are relatively close together and are ...
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Kiteboarding the 220Km Coastal Classic Race

One of our PredictWind sponsored riders recently became the first person to kitesurf the Coastal Classic race up the East coast of New Zealand.  David Robertson, who has been competing in windsurfing and kiteboarding for years, had a dream ...
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Red Dot on the Ocean – Matt Rutherford

In 2011 Matt Rutherford, once labeled an ‘at risk youth,’ threw caution to the wind and embarked on the most daring adventure of his life. He would eventually become the first person to navigate a passage around the Americas sin ...
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Improved Swell Modelling and New Locations

PredictWind now provides the most advanced Swell Modelling available on the web. Our new swell model uses the latest technology and now includes forecasts for the Med, Black Sea and Persian Gulf. Take a quick look at our video about the ne ...
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“Game Changer” – Iridium GO!

The future of Satellite Communications has just arrived!  The all new Iridium GO!, with an unlimited data plan for US$125 a month, will change the way you communicate offshore. Wirelessly connect up to 5 smartphones, tablets or computers t ...
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Bad Weather Hits the Coast of Mexico Again!

Check out this cool shot of Tropical Storm Douglas near the coast of Baja California, Mexico! Winds are reaching speeds of 30-35 knots per hour so be sure to steer clear of this area! Following closely behind, and slightly to the east, is ...
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Introducing Weather Routing

With PredictWind’s weather routing tool, working out the fastest or most comfortable passage has never been easier. Once you have experienced the power and simplicity of the PredictWind Weather Routing, you’ll wonder how you ever lived ...
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Free Accounts Upgraded!

As part of the PredictWind forecast site and app redesign we have increased the features that the free accounts have access to. We have upgraded our free accounts to be able to access 7 day forecasts and save up to 3 locations, and its stil ...
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How to save your ship from sinking!

A Holey Hull! Any ocean lovers nightmare. But what can you do to save your pride and joy if you’re unfortunate enough to experience this dilemma? In the following videos the helpful lads from “Yachting Monthly” deliberatel ...
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High Resolution Wind Forecasting [video]

PredictWind provides the highest resolution wind forecasts available on the web, but what does this actually mean? As the world leader in weather forecasting, PredictWind’s weather models have been generating high resolution forecasts f ...
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Website Full Redesign

Website Redesigned We’ve taken the PredictWind forecast site and given it a completely new look. The whole site is more intuitive and easier to use. Not only that, but we have improved many of the features and added more functionality. Th ...
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PredictWind Tracker and the Coastal Classic

PredictWind is pleased to announce real time coverage of the 2013 Coastal Classic. For the first time, tracking via the PredictWind Tracker is required on all yachts competing in the race, meaning viewers can follow the action in real time ...
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Fishing Wind Forecast Success

How PredictWind helped Antony catch a bin full of fish: Hey, Just wanted to let you know that I used PredictWind over the weekend to pinpoint a short window of opportunity to go fishing out of Tauranga (New Zealand), when the website predic ...
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Kitesurfers Take Advantage of the Storm [video]

While Hurricane Sandy wrecked havoc across many parts of North America with speeds of over 80knots (92mph) in places. Some kitesurfers in Florida took their chances and ventured out during the storm and were lucky to score a good session ...
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What are PWG and PWC forecasts?

All weather forecasts start with the Earths’ current conditions and then a forecast model will estimate how the current weather will develop. Two of the popular low resolution models are the GFS and the CMC models, and PredictWind ...
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Thrillingly Close for Volvo Ocean Race Finish!

It’s looking like a great showdown for the finish of the Miami to Lisbon leg of the Volvo ocean race with lest than 30miles between first and last and under 10miles between the podium positions! This is anyone’s race, and with p ...