Tidetech has developed a high-resolution tidal model for the Melges 32 Worlds. Due to get underway on 25 September in Newport, RI, this is the first time a tidal model has been available for races in Newport.
The model covers Narragansett Bay and its approaches, providing a forecast of surface currents in 30-minute time-steps. The data is available through Tidetech’s online viewer OceanView, or as GRIB files to be downloaded for use in tactical navigation software such as Expedition, Deckman or Adrena.
The product data is sourced from an operational model run by the University of Massachusetts and made available by Tidetech through the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS).
With 34 boats registered for the Melges 32 World Championships the competition will be tight and every possible gain will be taken advantage of… knowing what the water is doing under the hull could be the winning margin.
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Tidetech is a technical supplier to the 34th America’s Cup with its San Francisco Bay tidal models and also recently supplied the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race with global ocean current data.