Originally Posted by Palarran
This is a funny
fifth post in 5 years. Quite aggressive while not providing any real data to back it up.
What validation charts?
Who used PW in the Chicago Mac? What percent of sailors? Did they win?
Lake Michigan is ultimately a pretty small body of water
for a passage
planning app like Predict Wind. I have used it extensively for long distance sailing but find it lacking for coastal sailing. Why are you such a believer over all the other apps?
for PredictWind, which is why I am listed as a marine provider
I don't post very often but check out what is going on every week.
Lots of boats use PW in the Chicago Mac. Here is the testimonial from one of the winners last year. Cameron Rylance – Goat Rodeo, Winner Mackinac Trophy 2019
I have used PredictWind for about 2 years now as a tool to confirm the forecast and tactical decisions. Starting about 3 days out we continuously run models to see which models are matching up and aligning with each other. This allows me to have confidence when the correct decision is to go far off rhumb line. Without these models before and during the race, it can be difficult to stick to a solid strategy. PW is also great for me because of the price point. In our fleet, we are often competing with boats running multi-thousand dollar programs and high end satellite systems. With PW we are able to keep up with top level teams and most importantly beat them.
PredictWind runs 1km and 8km resolution modeling on Lake Michigan.
High res modeling is very good for coastal routing. If you think PredictWind is just a Passage Planning tool then I'm guessing you have not used the PredictWind App and have only used the Offshore
The validation I refer to is a tool PredictWind is running to validate weather
models against real-time observations. Soon it will be available to the public.