PREDICTWIND.COM TO BECOME ONGOING SUPPLIER OF HIGH RESOLUTION WIND FORECASTS FOR ASW
10 Apr, 2009
Thursday 9th April 2009 PredictWind are pleased to announce an ongoing partnership with the organizers of the Antigua Sailing Week. For the 2009 and 2010 sailing weeks, all competitors will have access to PredictWind’s high resolution Wind Forecast for the duration of the regatta.
Less than a year after its release the weather forecast system PredictWind is now widely used by amateur and professional sailors all over the world. The feedback from users is very encouraging: “I have now used PredictWind in all the venues of the TP 52 Medcup with Quantum Racing”, says navigator Ian Moore. “PredictWind has become an integral part of our daily preparation, and weekly planning. I highly recommend it.” Peter Isler states “This summer I’ve been trying out PredictWind.com’s models in races across Europe and the US and although initially skeptical, I have been very impressed, and now count a trip to the predictwind.com web site as a regular part of my pre-race prep… no matter whether I’m buoy racing in San Francisco Bay or sailing in an offshore race across the Baltic Sea”.
PredictWind is a forecast system that provides a worldwide detailed weather forecast down to an incredible 1km resolution. Its founder, Jon Bilger, is a keen yachtsman who participated as a navigator in the America’s Cup in 1995, and proceeded to become head of Alinghi’s weather team. He explains: "At Alinghi, we had access to some of the best weather modeling technology available. As a sailor, I thought that it would be great if the same technology would be available to the public for marine forecasting. PredictWind is a dream come true for me, and I am fortunate to be involved with a team of professionals who are leaders in their field."
This model is proven technology. It has been successfully used by the America's Cup Defender, Team Alinghi, as Brad Butterworth confirms: "Alinghi has used the same weather modeling technology as PredictWind offers, and it played an important role in winning the 2003/2007 America's Cup in both Auckland and Valencia. We have used it in regattas all around the world and have found the technology 'second to none'. I would highly recommend the PredictWind service to anyone wanting an accurate and reliable wind forecast."For more information on PredictWind please visit http://www.predictwind.com/
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