We want to recommend our readers interested in learning about new radiocommunication technologies and/or meteorology to get in touch with Capiclub, web about boating education developed by experts with many years of experience at sea.
Besides you can get in touch with them to take real practical sailing classes. Nothing like the typical classes that only let you get the permission.
Some of the readers in our blog will wonder what are we doing writing about Korea 2002, especially if we explain that we mean 2002′s football’s world championship.
But there is a good reason, and it is that Koke Contreras, former goalkeeper in several 1st division teams, has decided to say hello to one of the referees that kicked us out of the championship, citizen of Trinidad&Tobago.
And he has decided that the best way to do is by crossing the Atlantic in his sailing boat. We will be tracking it on his way. We thought it is a very fun idea.
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.
Some of our customers of the satellite tracking service have included a tracking map in their blogs or sites, to share their real time tracks with friends and family, so that they can be followed along their trips.
We’ll update some more very soon. You can visit some of these sites and blogs here:
Some people spend their lives saying what they would love to do, and some others just, DO IT.
That’s why we are really happy to tell you about Jose & Virgi, a couple from Mataró (Barcelona) that is just about to end the preparation of their boat, Caps III, for a several years long journey with no fixed heading nor predetermined destination.
They have installed our satellite tracking transponder, and you’ll be able to follow their route in this page.
We really hope they are going to be very happy in this new and fascinating stage of their lives [/lang_en]
We are very proud to announce that our AIS products from True Heading will be the official AIS equipment for all the boats participating in the Volvo Ocean Race.
The equipment consists of one of our AIS-CTRX transponders, with one of our class B VHF Splitters, in each of the boats. The splitter has been specially acknowledged to be essential to improve the coverage and to ease notably the installation process.
AIS will give a new dimension to yacht racing, since participants will have the chance to follow competitors in real time when in VHF coverage, and it helps them comply with the requirements of some of the ports they will be visiting, such as Singapore, since AIS is compulsory equipment for boats of that size in those harbours.
Besides, fans of the regatta will be able to track boats in real time when passing through coastal waters. You’ll be able to track the first 400NM in our AIS traffic maritime web page.
We have been pleased to see that the Volvo Ocean Race boats are fully equipped with the latest technology. This year they incorporate the satellite antennas from Thrane&Thrane, branded Sailor. No doubt these are superb pieces of technology. We have installed several already and they are tremendously robust. Now they will be used to broadcast all the evolution of the race.
We are also pleased to see the wide adoption of True Heading AIS transponder. Shortly we hope to receive the correspondent MMSIs of these vessels so we can follow them along the coast.
In any case, their official site will provide plenty of data. We expect to see soon the latitude and longitude and also include it in our maps.