Tue, 23 Mar | Zoom webinar

Navigators Webinar Series - Rolex Fastnet Race 2021

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Navigators Webinar Series - Rolex Fastnet Race 2021

Time & Location

23 Mar 2021, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
Zoom webinar

About the Event

23rd March – 1830 to 2030 – The Race

•The course•Detailed step by step breakdown of the route•Develop strategies for individual elements of the route•Rules•Review of key race rules and how they affect you for the race•Preparation•Osprey Technical - Satcomms/mobile data for weather and race tracking•Prep of instrumentation and spares/maintenance for the race•North Sails - Managing your sails to get them through the race•Repair kits and tips to make effective repairs•Q&A

24th March – 1830 to 2030 - Research

•20 year Historic Weather Study•Accessing historic weather•Running historic routes with your polars, how to analyse the results•North Sails – your sail inventory•How these results relate to your sail inventory•Optimising your inventory for the Rolex Fastnet Race•Predict Wind – weather forecasts•Grib forecasts – accessing, validating, using•Expedition tools for viewing/analysing gribs•Current models and forecasts•Sourcing, validating and using•Q&A

25th March – 1830 to 2030 – The Week Before

•Wouter Verbraak - Thermal, topography and other ‘analogue’ weather•Long range forecasts (10 days)•Final preparation•Race run sheet – critical timings and crew preparation•Boat moding•Race tracker and AIS target mapping• The day before the race•Sail selection•Strategy development•Race Day•Updating optimal routes, analysing and modifying strategy•Competitors•Q&A

  • Rolex Fastnet Race webinar

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