Raymarine to offer weather support to race competitors


Raymarine, race partner of the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, is offering competitors the opportunity to receive weather and tidal information via free SMS text messages and/or email. In addition, there will be a full and detailed weather briefing at the Island Sailing Club, Cowes at 1800 on the 27 June for competitors, club race officers and safety boat crews.

Raymarine is working with renowned marine meteorologist Chris Tibbs to provide daily weather briefings on the run up to race day itself, enabling crews to see the developing weather patterns up to the start of the race. Downloads will be available from 24 June, giving entrants useful information on weather and tide patterns prior to the race. Chris will also present the full weather briefing where he will use Raymarine’s award-winning RayTech RNS navigation software to demonstrate the weather forecast for race day, complete with the progression of tides, currents, wind speed and direction for the Isle of Wight and surrounding waters.

The race, which takes place on 28 June this year, attracts up to 1,800 vessels and, with entries received already running at a higher level than this time last year, it is vital that competitors know what to expect from weather and tides.

To receive email or SMS weather alerts, log onto www.raymarine.co.uk/rtir