RIA Mobile GIS is sponsoring Hobart boat Whistler in this years Sydney to Hobart.
As part of the crew I have been training for the race and updating the navigation equipment onboard that combines lots of NMEA strings into a Toughbook for optimal routing and navigation purposes. Of course there’s also an ArcPad system onboard running on a handheld for backup purposes, Man Overboard and should we need to take something waterproof into a life raft!
Tonight is the qualifying race for the Sydney to Hobart race – The Maria Island Race.
180 nm, starting 7pm Friday night, finishing sometime Saturday night/Sunday morning.
This will be a good test of the new navigation equipment, new sails and wet weather gear.
You can follow our progress here.