When we navigate we all have our preferences. After 13 Trans-Pacific races, 3 double-handed ones and records/victories in all the classics the tool that I would not go without for this race is a super accurate barometer. We at MotionX can’t wait for the first CE devices to have pressure sensors. There is so much we can do!
On Transpac, we’ve now developed the use of the Vaisala barometer. It’s so accurate that we absolutely sail by it. In this picture you can see that we’re running at 1021+, which would have been acceptable if the high had been like the forecasters had said: 1036+. Bu now that all the models show a slightly weaker high, we’re back at a sub-1020 target, which means South. This Vaisala unit sits right in front of our eyes. Analysis courtesy of MotionX predictive signal-processing. Enjoy. There is more to navigation than downloading weather charts and running routers. Thanks Goodness!