Sailplanner is a free weather routing software for both racing and cruising, combines accurate high resolution weather forecasts with intuitive easy to user software for planning and routing.
By unprecedented ease of use and convenience, Sailplanner has been proven to be tremendously useful for both racing and cruising.
1. Weather forecast viewer where tailor made high resolution weather forecasts automatically are transferred to Sailplanner as soon as an internet connections is available. No user interaction is needed. The forecasts are shown graphically in an intuitive way showing wind, pressure and temperature.
2. Sail planning with respect to the weather situation is easily done using the various visualization tools. One can plan the sailing either on-the-fly in the boat or in advance, e.g. at home the night before to be prepared. The objective might be to determine a suitable starting time, which route to take, when you will reach your destination and what winds to expect.
3. Weather routing is here referred to as the sophisticated route optimization tool that in a easy user interface way unleashes the power of state-of-the-art numerical optimization to find the best route for your boat in the current weather situation.
4. Information sharing is the unique feature that let users of Sailplanner share information between boats. The sharing mainly consists of two parts, the chat which lets users of Sailplanner communicate using text-chat and sharing of boat locations.
The license of this software is Freeware, you can free download and free use this desktop utility software.