New version of Seatrack now available

Version 8 of Seatrack is now available with some stunning new features unavailable to other pc based navigational systems. Graphically superior and more user friendly, Version 8 of the Seatrack software provides upgrade features for all types of user.

One feature is for passage planning, whether cruising or powerboating, which upgrades to a route optimisation feature for the racing and grand prix versions. A second new feature provides a system for the race and grand prix versions of Seatrack when sailing on an Olympic style course with a leeward gate. A third important new feature is a vastly improved dynamic instrumentation calibration and damping.

To use the course planning function for cruising, whether sail or power, the system requires manual input of a windspeed and boatspeed; the tidal database is already in the system. Alternatively all 3 versions of the system can incorporate an additional weather grib file module.

The cross hairs on the screen can then be overlaid at a point on the passage or race, which pulls up a small window on the screen providing predicted windspeed, wind angle, heading and boatspeed at a given time. When racing, this can provide vital sail selection planning and weather routing, when cruising or under power with Seatrack Cruiser, this can provide a strategy for a more efficient, comfortable and cost effective, fuel saving route.

The Olympic style course with leeward gate feature provides a clear read out for racing navigators, giving time, range and upwind bias to the port and starboard marks on the course, which can be inputted manually or โ€˜pingedโ€™.

This latest version of Seatrack offers a new era for simple, easy-to-use navigational software ideally suited to professionals and part time navigators alike.



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