Crossing & Regatas
Races pit competitors and their boats against the sea and the wind. To have the best chance of winning, skippers have to know their boat inside out and analyse the weather to pick the right route.
Today’s skippers and boats are better prepared than ever before and weather forecasts are studied in fine detail. So where does the ocean enter the equation?
Mercator Ocean supports skippers in their challenge on Ocean
After having rowed the Atlantic Ocean in 2006, (Canaries - Guadeloupe, 5400 km in 76 days), Serge Jandaud, doctor in a Clinic of Toulouse (France) decided to experiment the same across the Pacific Ocean.
He left Lima (Peru) in April 2010 on his ship “Clinique Pasteur Toulouse” but interrupted by the Cyclone season , he had to make a stop over in Wallis in November 2010. He started again on May, 29th and currently hope to reach the Eastern coast of New-Caledonia within a few weeks provided favourable currents.
From the beginning of the crossing, Mercator Océan has been providing Serge Jandaud with a daily Image bulletin on currents issued from the Mercator System PSY3 ¼°. Each day on 8 AM (UT), he has been receiving 3 cards (12°x10°) providing him current evolution on D-Day, on Day+1 and Day+2.
Read more on Serge Jandaud’s rowing on:http://www.ramepacifique.com