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Raymarine present Round The Island Race live weather briefing

by Claire Hammon 19 Jun 2015 18:00 BST 26 June 2015
Just part of the fleet in the J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race © Paul Wyeth

Raymarine, in its 12th year of being a proud Round The Island Race partner, will once again be bringing competitors the latest weather, tidal and course overview ahead of the 84th J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race

Leading marine electronics manufacturer, Raymarine invites competitors taking part in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race to the Island Sailing Club, Cowes, at 1800 on Friday 26th June to hear the latest weather and tidal information prior to the race. This up to the minute information will be available live and free to all attendees, thanks to Raymarine.

The Raymarine Weather Briefing will also be streamed live over the internet. Competitors and other interested parties will be able to view the Weather Briefing live via smartphone's, tablet or PC by logging onto www.raymarine.eu/rtir-weather or the official Race website. It will also be available on Event TV in public areas across the Island including the big screen in Cowes Yacht Haven, and other favourite pre-race gathering points for competitors.

As any boater will know, the developments in weather patterns prior to a big race can have a huge impact on tactics when the big day arrives. The Raymarine Weather Briefing gives a detailed breakdown of the weather conditions, tide and sea state, as well as hints and tips on the best tactics for the race.

The Raymarine Weather Briefing will be presented by top meteorologist and cruising and offshore racing navigator, Chris Tibbs. Chris has over 18 years of meteorologist experience and over 250,000 miles of practice at sea, with six world speed records under his belt. Met Office trained, Chris runs a forecasting and Consultancy Company for racing and cruising yachts and will be taking a break from this to present the latest weather and tidal information to competitors at the ISC, combining his meteorological expertise with his extensive knowledge of cruising and racing.

Commenting on the predicted weather forecast for the race, Chris Tibbs says, "To give yourself the best chance on race day sign up to the Raymarine website to receive free email weather updates prior to the race. You will also be able to watch the detailed pre race weather, course overview and tidal strategy videos from Friday 26th June onwards. All available at: www.raymarine.eu/rtir-weather

Official J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race website: www.roundtheisland.org.uk

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