The PredictWind Offshore App, in conjunction with Iridium GO, helped deliver over 90 yachts of the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) to safety during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The yachts were affected by border closings and had to reroute across the Atlantic ahead of the Caribbean’s traditional hurricane season.
Most of the fleet had shore-side support while at sea, utilizing the PredictWind Offshore App with the Iridium GO to help safely make the crossing. The PredictWind Offshore App helped guide skippers on where to sail in relation to weather and enabled them to see the positions of their fellow fleet members and communicate with them over the Iridium satellite network.
The app enabled the vessels to tap into highly detailed weather routes and forecasts, avoid potentially dangerous weather and catch supporting winds.
Each update from the app provided a weather routing analysis and a snapshot of wind strengths, gusts, and waves.
Additionally, the Iridium GO! provided a critical safety feature for the fleet and shore-side support to track the boats and redirect or assist as needed.