The Gran Prix regatta has finally started later than expected due to meteo conditions, but finally became a success as expected; with 13 participants we have an average of 1500 visits per day and dozens of people have signed up for the satellite messaging service.
We are especially proud of the grib web-based visual application. In the regatta it lets you visualize the forecasted wind in the next 3 hours.
We hope to improve the wind app in the next few weeks so that all forecasted times by the grib data can be visualized in the application.
In Atlantic we are very glad that we’ve been selected once again to track the boats in the 2010 edition of the Gran Prix regatta.
Motivated by the success in the former edition, we will be introducing a few improvements in order to add more participative and safety related features to the tracking webpage.
Among them we’ll introduce our Iridium messaging twitter service. Please sign up here and visit our page here to know more.
This is the link where you can track via satellite the Gran Prix regatta.
The participants will install their hardware few days before the regatta, starting on January 9th. Since then, you can track them in the Google map.
We’ve also written a page with instructions on how to install the inmarsat D+ terminals on board, that will be available in english shortly.
We are very pleased to announce that we will be in charge of tracking the Gran Prix regatta, that will be leaving Gibraltar next January 9th towards Martinique.
We will soon give you the URL adress where you’ll be able to track all the participants here.