Software For Performance Sailing And Weather Analysis
SailFast™ is a PC-based navigation program with features that greatly enhance
your ability to make sailing decisions, whether your goal is to go fast and win
races or to cruise off-shore safely.
With SailFast™ you can -
View detailed weather and ocean forecasts for any region world-wide. Grib file
forecasts are readily available from a number of sources, 5 day forecasts in 3
hour steps is typical.
Find the fastest/optimum route based on forecasted wind, current and your boats
Plan routes to avoid extreme wind or wave conditions.
Use NMEA 0183 to interface with GPS and various boat instruments. Use Sailfast
as a convenient data repeater at your nav station.
View calculated current drift and set (requires boat speed and heading inputs).
Compare you actual sailing performance to your boat polars.
Use SailFast at home with weather forecasts for planning, then refine your
navigation decisions in real-time while your sailing.
Save vessel tracks along with weather and performance data. Analyze your prior
sailing performance in detail, plus customize the data you'll see.
Integrate with OCENS WeatherNet giving you easy access to extensive weather and
ocean data. (WeatherNet purchased separately)
The latest version of SailFast™ adds more Grib weather file viewing features and
provides new ways to analyze your racing/crusing performance in real-time.
SailFast gives you the features you need in a simple to use package, and at a
page for more details.
Example optimum route for a Farr40 from Newport to Bermuda. Color gradient
the Gulf Stream velocity.