MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: August 13 to 17

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Past weeks:

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: February 20th to 24th

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: February 27th to March 2nd

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: March 5th to 9th

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: March 12th to 16th

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: March 19th to 23rd

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: March 26th to 30th

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: April 2 to 5 and 10 to 13

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: April 16 to 20

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: April 23 to 27

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: April 30 to May 4

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: May 7 to 11

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: May 14 to 18

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: May 21 to 25

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: May 28 to June 1

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: June 4 to 8

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: June 11 to 15

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: June 18 to 22

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: June 25 to 29

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: July 2 to 6

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: July 9 to 13

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: July 16 to 20

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: July 23 to 27

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: July 30 to August 3

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: August 6 to 10

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: June 11 to 15

Hi,

With a little bit of delay (annual corporate party…you’ll get the pictures along the week) here are last week’s images from Jacques Vapillon:

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Past weeks:

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: February 20th to 24th

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: February 27th to March 2nd

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: March 5th to 9th

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: March 12th to 16th

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: March 19th to 23rd

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: March 26th to 30th

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: April 2 to 5 and 10 to 13

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: April 16 to 20

The Transmanche Race told by Sam Davies

Samantha Davies, the talented british yachtswoman based in France, raced the 220 nm cross-channel “Transmanche” last friday and arrived in a time of 13h30m, 15 minutes from the record set by Sébastien Josse (13h14m), a french skipper based in Brittany.

Sam Davies & Crew - Transmanche Race 2012

The courageous sailor, who’s sponsored by MaxSea and Furuno, didn’t beat the record but had the chance to run many weather routings with the help of her MaxSea TimeZero software. The weather wasn’t good to her Savéol boat, just as the routing predicted, so it was at least a great training for the races to come, particularly the Vendée Globe.

Sam Davies & Savéol - Transmanche Race 2012

The information offered by the Routing module was accurate, a crucial and sometimes painful point in sailboat racing.

Sam Davies close-up - Transmanche Race 2012

Here’s a little abstract of Sam’s post about the Transmanche race:

“Last Friday we raced the Transmanche on board Saveol. The course is simple: L’Aber Wrac’h – Plymouth breakwater – L’Aber Wrac’h. For the IMOCA 60s the race is a “time trial” format, and the record to beat is Seb Josse on board BT – 13h14minutes. I was joined by Erwan Lemeilleur and Roger Capitaine for the race.

 For the few days before the race I had been running weather routings that gave us a time of 13h28 at the best and so I knew that we were in for a good try at the record! The conditions were strong easterly winds – reaching both ways – so strong that the other boats in the race were sent on a different course to avoid the gale force winds. “

Read Samantha Davies’ post: The Transmanche

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: May 21 to 25

Hello,

This week started with high doses of adrenaline after the 7 IMOCA boats set sail from Barcelona, beginning the Europa Warm’Up race. We’ve also received great news from Norway and will be soon unveiling a very special video about navigation…we’ll keep you posted.

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Past weeks:

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: February 20th to 24th

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: February 27th to March 2nd

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: March 5th to 9th

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: March 12th to 16th

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: March 19th to 23rd

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: March 26th to 30th

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: April 2 to 5 and 10 to 13

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: April 16 to 20

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: April 30 to May 4

And just like the old saying  goes…”May the 4th be with you”.

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Remember that you can view these wonderful images every day on our wall at MaxSea International Facebook Page.

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Past weeks:

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: February 20th to 24th

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: February 27th to March 2nd

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: March 5th to 9th

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: March 12th to 16th

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: March 19th to 23rd

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: March 26th to 30th

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: April 2 to 5 and 10 to 13

MaxSea’s picture of the day by Jacques Vapillon: April 16 to 20

From Brittany to the Antilles Islands: MaxSea user testimonial

Jean-Michel and Annette André, sailors and MaxSea TimeZero users, describe how they take advantage of their marine navigation software. The testimonial was kept in its original language (french).

Annette planning her trip with MaxSea TimeZero

Utilisateur de MaxSea depuis de nombreuses années, j’ai acquis en 2009 la version TimeZero qui m’a accompagné sans faiblesse tout au long d’un parcours Atlantique de Bretagne aux Antilles par le Sénégal et le Brésil. J’apprécie la fiabilité de la cartographie (celle des cartes papier que j’utilisais antérieurement) et la fluidité dans le changement d’échelle.

J’utilise bien sûr les diverses fonctions proposées pour la navigation (points, routes, routage) mais la possibilité de recevoir des fichiers météo (fichiers grib de Sea Chopper) à tout moment et en tout lieu avec l’iridium est pour ma part, déterminante. Ces fichiers sont de plus en plus précis et complets (vent, précipitations, vagues etc..)

Certaines fonctions m’apparaissaient secondaires. Les photos satellites appartenaient à cette catégorie jusqu’à ce que je découvre que celles-ci pouvaient être beaucoup plus précises que les cartographies officielles peu fiables en certains endroits peu fréquentés de notre parcours.

Je suis donc un utilisateur très satisfait de MaxSea et si je peux me permettre une réserve, celle-ci concerne la possibilité de mise à jour en ligne, des cartes.

Are a you a MaxSea user?  How about sharing your experience with fellow sailors? Send your testimonials to info@maxsea.fr or vist us at: http://www.facebook.com/maxseasoftware