Posted By RichC on November 24, 2016
On the recommendation of Carolyn Goodlander (wife of Fatty Goodlander), I’m giving the FastSeas.com weather routing and passage planning online tool a try. Not that I’m planning a bluewater passage to Bermuda just yet, but it is interesting how technology has changed route planning.
Where it seems to help is in tweaking departure dates and routes depending on changes in weather patterns. Although forecast models are only "so good," it is better having something rather than nothing at all. The Goodlanders are currently in South Africa waiting for a weather window to safely sail around the Cape of Good Hope.