Expedition :: not just for Grand Prix Yacht Racing

January 17, 2019

 Expedition's genesis is in Round the World yacht racing since the early 1990's and Americas Cup in the later 90's. Today it is extensively used by all serious Grand Prix inshore and offshore racing teams and navigators.

 

However its tools are just as relevant for the cruising or passage making yachtsman. Captains and navigators of yachts that use Expedition for their racing needs also take advantage of Expedition for cruising, deliveries and passages.

 

Greg Brougham, a keen racing and cruising yachtsman selected Expedition as his weapon of choice and has written a very useful list of notes as a guide to using Expedition for cruising - well worth a read. Download a copy here.

 

Cruising and passage making tools in Expedition can help plan a safer more comfortable passage or cruise using Expeditions standard features:

  • Easy access to a vast array of weather sources - Synoptic charts, wind and current grib files, satellite pictures, tidal and ocean current models

  • Ability to graphically display a vast array of meteorological parameters from grib files such as:

    • MSLP

    • Winds @ 10m, 40m, 950mb, 925mb, 850mb

    • Waves: Significant height, Wind/wave Dir/height, Swell mean period, Primary dirn, Secondary dirn

    • Cloud cover

    • CAPE

    • Gust

    • Wind scatterometer

    • Boundary layer height

    • Relative humidity

    • Ice concentration

    • Air temp

    • Sea temp

  • Ability to display grib data over sat-pics or synoptic charts

  • Simple fast routing solutions with tools to:

    • Avoid certain geographical areas

    • Avoid preset max or min wind limits

    • Avoid preset max wave heights

    • Motoring parameters and fuel calculation

  • Easy export of your logged trips to KML for Google Earth

  • Calibration of the instrument data fed to Expedition

  • Clean, simple user interface

 

 

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