There are loads of useful apps for nautical applications available these days. For example, you can find them for:
- electronic charts;
- wind forecasting;
- departure planning;
- tidal calculations.
But I’ve recently found one that combines all of these functions into one extremely useful fully-integrated passage planning programme. It’s called Savvy-Navvy and I would urge you to take a look at it.
Created by round-the-world sailor and ex-Google employee Jelte Liebrand, I found it absolutely intriguing.
I’ll certainly be using it next season.
(note: Squadron members Dennis and Virginia Johns met Dick McClary and his wife Mary in Prickly Bay, southern Grenada. Mary has authored the e-book First Time Atlantic Crossing. Dick writes a monthly e-newsletter, The Sailboat Cruiser, and has given us his permission to include any of his articles of interest to our group in the Signal Hoist. If you want to subscribe to his e-newsletter you can do so on their website www.sailboatcruising.com)