Thursday, September 4, 2008

Routing, Racing, Cruising

I've never seen it anywhere else, so I wrote it.
It's about raising the bar a bit higher, in term of cruising. Everyone - racers and cruisers - have the same goal: get the best conditions.
The only difference is what "best" means (remember, when cruising, you have to keep the crew happy). 
There is now in the software a feature being tested as I write, to limit the True Wind Speed, and the True Wind Angle.
When starting a routing calculation, you can say "Avoid TWS above XXX", or "Avoid TWA below YYY". 
That would for sure make your trip smoother.
It might lead to unresolvable routing, but there is a warning... Ye be warned!
Software available from the regular location.