Tag: Pilotage

Routing 6 of 7 : A Chart by any other name…

Most sailors are well aware of the difference between Raster and Vector charts. I have access to both on board plus of course real paper…

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Routing 5 of 7 : Algorithms

At last we come to the heart of the issue at hand, the optimal routing algorithm. This is where the software must now manipulate: The…

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Routing 4 of 7 : Boat characteristics & learning to Wally!

This is part 4 of the quest for the best optimal routing calculations within ECS/ECDIS systems today. In this posting I wanted to consider the…

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Routing 3 of 7 :Data Inputs (wind, pressure, tide, streams, wave heights etc..)

There is a famous saying with computer software GIGO – garbage in garbage out. So this review of software based routing calculations starts with the…

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Routing 2b of 7 : Routing planning and optimisation an extra brain as well as a pair of hands…

In my previous posting I listed those systems which were clearly aimed at the racing sailor. This is not meant to be a drawback –…

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