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12/22/2015 2:12 pm  #1

Route Optimisation - Hitting Land!

Have spent a few long evenings learning about the route optimisation for the upcoming Coffs race (Australia).  Very clever software!
Using both Tidetech and Predictwind as Grib inputs - I keep on getting a course that takes me over land in parts!  Have put the idea to the skipper - understandably he's not so keen....
Any hints on what I might be doing wrong?


12/22/2015 3:23 pm  #2

Re: Route Optimisation - Hitting Land!

Try selecting the 'Avoid vector land option'.

​You can also use race notes.

The avoid C-Map land option is not generally recommended.

​As well as Saildocs GFS, also have a look at Arpege from Great Circle/Squid. They also supply ECMWF data (which is probably the best model around), but it is expensive.

Last edited by Nick (12/22/2015 3:26 pm)


12/22/2015 3:49 pm  #3

Re: Route Optimisation - Hitting Land!

Thanks Nick
Have tried both the Avoid Vector Chart Land and Avoid C-Map Land options - both still have me 2nm inland over Smoky Cape!!!
Just wondering if I am doing something wrong in the settings

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12/22/2015 4:18 pm  #4

Re: Route Optimisation - Hitting Land!

Put a race note there ...


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