Thursday, February 22, 2018

Resources

During our sailing carriers, we have collected a number of useful sites where we often go for help. Weather is a big one – if two sailors are together they will always discuss weather and their second love of course!

Today many of the weather internet links are being replaced by a structured collection of data, presented as information in an App. The only bandwith friendly we know about is PredictWind Offshore.

We are also members of a number of sailing organisation. This provides a social setting, great source for learning and a place to ask for help.

The links under Yacht ressources are both paid for services and free, but all of them are formidable in our quest for answer to the unavoidable breakdown of equipment.

Finally just a serie of interesting links to useful products for blue water sailors, communication challenges and others we have found useful.

A. Weather sources

Websites

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/surface-pressure/#?tab=surfacePressureColour&fcTime=1372374000

http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/fax/marshlatest.shtml

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/

http://graphical.weather.gov/sectors/conusMarineDay.php#tabs

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/home.htm

http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/

http://www.passageweather.com/

http://weather.mailasail.com/Franks-Weather/Home

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast_and_sea/shipping_forecast

http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/

https://www.windytv.com/?40.246,4.219,5

http://www.weather.gov/forecastmaps

http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/ois/Operational_Information/VolumeD/Radiofax/Metarea1/Offenbach_DEU.pdf

http://forecast.predictwind.com

http://www.weathercharts.org/ukmomslp.htm

Apps from Apple Store

PredictWind

PredictWind Offshore

Pocket Grib

YR

Windy

Windfinder Pro

Weathertrack

B. Sailing Organisations

http://www.ftlf.dk

https://www.oceancruisingclub.org

http://www.hroa.co.uk

https://www.worldcruising.com

http://msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/MSI.portal;jsessionid=MlznTpgP9h7mf5nlnyJYXy1tPQ1Vw5LmSGk2RRVyCzFd56J68nzZ!-68471815!-1922039455?_nfpb=true&_st=&_pageLabel=msi_portal_page_68

http://www.ssca.org/cgi-bin/pagegen.pl?pg=home&title=Home

C. Yacht resources

https://www.morganscloud.com

http://www.hallberg-rassy.com

http://www.noonsite.com

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/index.php

https://www.practical-sailor.com

http://cornellsailing.com

D. Interesting links for navigation, products mv.

http://www.maxsea.com

http://www.navionics.com

http://www.cruiserswiki.org/wiki/World_Cruising_and_Sailing_Wiki

http://www.latitude38.com/features/SSB.html#.WQYEH1LMzxh

https://www.marinetraffic.com

http://www.jordanseriesdrogue.com

http://www.globalmarinenet.com/product-category/satellite-airtime/iridium-airtime/

https://sailmail.com/

http://www.mailasail.com

http://www.yachtcom.co.uk/

http://www.chartworld.com/shop/