Participants in this year’s Vineyard Race will have access to exclusive weather forecasts thanks to a partnership with Weather Routing.
All boats entered in the race will be able to access forecasts for the entire course from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2.
“We’re always looking for ways to improve the Vineyard Race and this is just another way to make the experience that much better,” said Diane McKeever, Vineyard chairman.
Skippers will be sent instructions on how to set up their own accounts and access the forecasts throughout the race. Weather Routing will also create a pre-race forecast that will be available at the Aug. 30 skippers’ meeting at Stamford Yacht Club.
The forecasts will be available through the companies Sea Weather service.
Weather Routing Inc. is a private meteorological consulting firm and is the world leader in the marine industry since 1961. WRI’s staff of trained, degreed, and certified Marine Meteorologists are available 24/7, 365 days a year, providing worldwide marine weather forecast and routing services for ocean crossings in all ocean basins as well as more localized areas such as the Florida/Gulfstream/Bahamas region, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and much more. Our yacht forecasters are certified in Basic Sailing, and offer their sailing experiences to their predictions, for the best results. “