Interview with Manfred Rampacher, Nautical Events Organizer in Europe and TIMEZERO Ambassador

manfred_profileStarting his professional career as a marine officer, Manfred quickly became known in the nautical industry. At the head of the Tour de France à la Voile during 8 years, he then founded Sirius Events, in order to create and develop nautical events in France and Europe. Our TIMEZERO ambassador now organizes off-shore races, international regattas, circuits and events directly related to the nautical industry.


To give you a scale, the organization of the Trasat Jaques Vabres, Tour de France à Voile, Normandy Channel Race and even Sailing Arabia! They are all organized by Sirius Events! In its 10 years of existence, Manfred Rampacher has already been the integral part of 25 events around the world.

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Évaluer la fiabilité des prévisions météorologiques dans le temps

Quel est le meilleur moment pour partir ? Quand-est ce que la prochaine vague de beau temps approche ? Quand arrive la prochaine période de vents forts à éviter ?

Grâce aux prévisions météorologiques disponibles gratuitement avec le logiciel TIMEZERO, vous pouvez planifier votre itinéraire en utilisant le diagramme et le service de météo intégré. Cet outil est aujourd’hui le meilleur moyen que vous avez de savoir lorsqu’il est judicieux de prendre la mer !


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Ambassador uses TIMEZERO to collect and view research on the seafloor in Patagonia

We recently caught up with Scientist and TIMEZERO Ambassador who resides on the other side of the world in Patagonia to find out how he is getting on. He recently embarked on a mission to map the seafloor in Patagonia. More than just mapping it, he wants to get qualitative information on each area. Where are the ecosystems thriving and what effect trawler fishing is having on these areas. Funded by the local government and armed with TIMEZERO and underwater cameras, he is collecting a huge amount of information to provide an overall picture of the seafloor.

Can you introduce yourself?


My name is Gastón Trobbiani, I’m a marine biologist and currently studying a doctorate in the Center of Studies of Marine Systems (CESIMAR-CENPAT) with a grant from CONICET (National Technical and Scientific Investigations Advice) in the city of Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina. My line of work is focused on the development of exploration tools and monitoring with remotely controlled cameras and using these tools to analyze and evaluate the impact that trawling has on the seafloor and their associated ecosystems.

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7 Steps to preparing your boat for spring

Of course, like any vehicle, when you don’t use it for a long period of time, you need to make sure it’s good to go. Hopefully you will have winterized your boat and so the main work was already done well before the icy cold winter took hold.

Find some tips below to help get your boat ready and back on the water:


gas tank

If you have a metal tank, you will have already filled it up before winter. This is so that no moisture can find its way in and start rusting out the tank. If you are reading this and then realized that this could be a problem, it could be worth removing your gas tank and removing any possible rust with any one of a number of solutions and products available on the market such as Rustol, Frameto or Ferose.

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Index gratuit des Termes et Acronymes Maritimes Internationaux

2To facilitate communication between vessels, international nautical language has been standardized through nautical terms, shortened phrases and contracted expressions.

Here is a free Bible of the most important maritime standard terms and abbreviations considered international standards.

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Pour faciliter la communication entre les navires, un langage nautique international a été normalisé par le biais de termes, expressions et mentions spécifiques.

Voici un Index gratuit qui rassemble les principaux termes et acronymes maritimes utilisés selon les normes internationales.

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Entrevue avec B.J. Porter, commandant à temps plein d’un voilier croiseur.

Nous nous sommes entretenu avec William Porter alias B.J. Porter, Ambassadeur TIMEZERO et navigateur à plein temps. Nous avons voulu en savoir un peu plus sur ce qu’il pense de la dernière version du logiciel professionnel TZ Professional v3. B.J. gère un blog où il partage son expérience et des articles sur la navigation : conseils et astuces pour maintenir son bateau en bonne santé, témoignages, découvertes géographiques, …


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Interview with TIMEZERO Ambassador and renowned skipper Isabelle Joschke

Isabelle Joschke needs little introduction. She is a household name that reaches outside the world of sailing as being one of the few women that sails and wins off-share racing titles in competitions dominated by men. Last July, she took second place in the Transat Quebec – Saint Malo on board her Class40 Generali Horizon Mixité.


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