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Category: sailing

Καινούργια Αναβάθμιση της Εφαρμογής Marineforecaster για το Λειτουργικό iOs

Η δωρεάν εφαρμογή Marineforecaster από σήμερα έχει τις καινούργιες λειτουργίες και για το λειτουργικό iOs σε συσκευές iPhone & iPad. Η τελευταία επιλογή στο μενού της εφαρμογής είναι ένα αρχείο βοήθειας, το οποίο περιλαμβάνει όλες τις λεπτομέρειες χρήσης της εφαρμογής και των λειτουργειών της. Ακόμα θα βρείτε βοηθητικά μικρά βίντεο που δείχνουν την χρήση κάθε…
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March 31, 2018 0

How Deep is the Ocean, how Clean is the Sea?

Human beings have used the oceans as a trade route and playground for millennia, since man found he could get from A to B even when there wasn’t a land bridge. To this day our many sea-going friends both commercial and sporting/leisure travel the oceans in fair weather and foul. So, why do we take…
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March 8, 2018 0

Cold Weather Sailing Tips

By Clive Eplett     The saying goes – “there is no such thing as weather, just the wrong clothes.“ As I write ( April 09), the UK has just had its coldest March since blah blah blah, so in an effort to invigorate spring and induce a heatwave, here is some cold weather sailing…
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February 3, 2018 0

Jonty Pearce: High winds in Torridon

Jonty Pearce discovers that even bad weather doesn’t have to hamper a charter holiday in Scotland Sula cruising in Loch Torridon What do you do when you book a charter holiday but find that the weather falls short of one’s hopes? The Western Highlands and Islands of Scotland can offer stunning scenery and amazing autumn…
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January 14, 2018 0

New Upgrade for Marineforecaster App Ver 24.02

The new version of the application Marineforecaster for Android is from today live and available. The version 24.02 has a new user interface (UI) animated weather, option to choose from different units of measurement such as nautical miles, kilometers per hour, meters, feet, etc., for the presented data. We have added bathymetric maps with certain…
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January 8, 2018 0

Νέα Έκδοση της Εφαρμογής Marineforecaster App Build 24.02

Η καινούργια έκδοση της εφαρμογής Marineforecaster για το Android είναι γεγονός. Η έκδοση 24.02 έχει καινούργιο περιβάλλον εργασίας (UI) με κινούμενα γραφικά για τον καιρό, και επιλογές διαφορετικών μονάδων μέτρησης όπως ναυτικά μίλια, χιλιόμετρα ανά ώρα, μέτρα, πόδια, κλπ Προστέθηκαν ακόμη χάρτες βαθυμετρίας* με συγκεκριμένα βάθη, όπως αυτά ζητήθηκαν από τους χρήστες από όλο τον…
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January 7, 2018 0

Understanding sea state for better passage planning

Consider wind and waves when planning and, as Norman Kean explains, you’ll be able to predict and avoid rough waters In this picture of Bernard Stamm’s Cheminées Poujoulat battling a Force 10 in Biscay at the start of the VELUX 5 Oceans solo round the world race, the wave patches can be clearly seen Understanding…
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December 1, 2017 0

SPC MD 1769

MD 1769 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL…WATCH LIKELY FOR NORTHEAST AR TO CENTRAL IN Mesoscale Discussion 1769 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1024 AM CST Sat Nov 18 2017 Areas affected…Northeast AR to Central IN Concerning…Severe potential…Watch likely Valid 181624Z – 181830Z Probability of Watch Issuance…80 percent SUMMARY…Severe threat will increase into the early afternoon hours…
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November 18, 2017 0

‘I was rescued from death alone in mid-ocean’

Crippled by pain while sailing solo in the Indian Ocean, Andrew Halcrow had to call for rescue Under full main and poled out genoa, Elsi lifts her skirts and revels in the South Atlantic’s northeasterly trade winds ‘I was saved from death alone in mid-ocean’ In the late 1980s I built a steel yacht in…
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November 4, 2017 0

Is it safe out there?

I was trolling Facebook the other day and saw a comment in one of the sailing forums, can’t remember which one. A lady was asking for some advice. It seems that she and her husband have been saving up for years to retire on their boat and to sail around the world, but they were…
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October 24, 2017 0