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					  Seatrack Limited – Global Marine Software and Hardware

Seatrack Limited has been at the forefront of electronic marine navigation
                               since 1985


        Today we offer some of the most powerful and easy to use
    software programs for the navigator, be they on a powerboat or a
                      grand prix ocean racing yacht


     We can also provide hardware solutions to enable you to make
     best use of our programs as well as other technologies such as
            satellite communications and weather forecasting


       This means we can help you bring on board the information
      you want and display it in a manner to suit you and your crew

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Seatrack Limited – Global Marine Software and Hardware




                         SOFTWARE

            Our Philosophy:


             Without compromising performance
             Seatrack focuses on an easy to use
                          interface


 Try using any PC program whilst on a rocking chair wearing oilies with a
                      watering can over your head!
Seatrack Limited – The Racing and
        Navigation System
Modular software - choose to suit your requirements


                • Cruiser

                • Racer

                • Grand Prix
           System Overview


•   Navigation, Courses, Waypoints & Charts
•   Sail Mode, Routing, Analysis & Weather
•   Tides
•   Polars
•   Handicaps
•   Options
•   Instruments
             Navigation
       Courses Waypoints & Charts


           • Courses
           • Estimated Position
           • Magnetic Variation
           • Waypoints
           • Charts


Back
         Courses & Routes


• Round the Cans or Offshore Course
• Windward Leeward & Olympic Courses
• Kings Cup Course




  Back
Round the cans or offshore courses


        • Create from a waypoint file
        • Create directly onto a chart


 If you are creating a course from “Sail Mode” then it is
 suggested that you use the waypoint method.




 Back
Creating a course from a waypoint file

• Load the relevant waypoint file
• From the list of waypoints select the next
  mark
• Select which side to leave the chosen
  mark
• When course is complete Save & Exit


    Back                             Example
Creating a course from a waypoint file

• Load the relevant waypoint file
• From the list of waypoints select the next
  mark
• Select which side to leave the chosen
  mark
• When course is complete Save & Exit


    Back                             Example
   Creating a course using waypoint method




Click here then
select rounding
direction to add
mark to course




                    Add    Insert   Delete   Add   Reverse Go To    New     Print   Cancel   Save
                    Mark   Mark     Mark     Lap   Course Chart    Waypoint

             Back                                                    File
   Creating a course on the chart

• Place the cursor in the correct place on
  chart and left click
• Select which side to leave the mark
• Repeat until course is complete
• Save & Exit



  Back                               Example
  Creating a course on the chart


• Place the cursor in the correct place
  on chart and left click
• Select which side to leave the mark
• Repeat until course is complete
• Save & Exit


 Back                                Example
Creating a course using chart method
       Insert            View            Reverse            Cancel   Save
       Mark              Details         Course             Function Course
                Delete             Add             Print             & Exit
                Mark               Lap             Course




           Move cursor to desired position (Champagne Mumm)
Back                            & left click.                                 Next
       Which side to leave the mark?
Leave to   Leave to    Leave either Cancel
  port     starboard       side




                Choose which side to leave the mark.
Back
Windward Leeward Course Configuration




      Cancel & Exit   Reset Start    Confirm
                         Line       Start & Set
                                       Mark
                                     Positions
Enter Position Of Windward & Leeward Marks




    Go Back   Set Leeward   Set up a   Enter order of
                Mark as       Gate        marks
               Start Line   Leeward
                   Pin        Mark
       Set Position Of Gate Marks




 Set Port      Set      Select Quick    Confirm
Gate Mark   Starboard       Ping       Position of
            Gate Mark                  Gate Mark


                                               Example
           Ping Boat Or On Chart




Type in      Ping using   Ping on    Confirm
position       boat’s      chart    Position of
              position              Gate Mark
             Set Order Of Marks




Go Back   Clear Course     Cancel    Save & Exit
                         Procedure



                                                   Example
Windward Leeward Example in the Central Solent




    Go Back   Clear Course     Cancel    Save & Exit
                             Procedure



   Back
              Leeward Gate




                               Data for best gate mark
       Laylines to both gate   showing wind bias for
       marks                   upwind leg & distance
Back                           delta from boat
                          Navigation
                        Estimated Position

                                             You can type in a
                                             position; navigation
                                             mode turns to Dead
                                             Reckoning.
Ping Button allows
you to ping the chart
and set that position
and navigation mode
turns to Dead
Reckoning.




        Back
                     Navigation
                 Magnetic Variation




       Magnetic variation can be entered manually;
       but if you are using C-Map charts then the
       value is gathered automatically from the chart.




Back
                          Waypoints

• Create New File
• Edit Existing File
• Import / Export

      Waypoint files (with a .Wpt suffix) are used to create course
      files and can be transferred to and from most common GPS
      systems. They can be created directly from a chart or from
      text files or Excel files or by typing in names and positions.




   Back
                       Charts
• Chart Types
   – Vector
      • C-Map
      • Navionic
   – Raster
• Facilities
• Properties. These are selected in Options - Settings


      Back
Chart facilities & control buttons

       Zoom In either on screen centre or on selected point


       Zoom In either on screen centre or on selected point

       Draw rectangle to Zoom in


       Move Chart from selected point to new point


       This button has 3 purposes:    (Only visible in sail mode)
            Centre boat on screen
            Show boat to next mark
            Show whole course



Back                                                     More
           More control buttons

       Show range & bearing from point to point


        Display or remove waypoints


       Create a new course or load an existing one

       Go to Optimum Routing


       Connect to instruments to enter Sail Mode


       Display or remove grib data


       Display or remove tidal stream


Back
 Chart Properties - Example




Back
                    Run Menu

         • Sail Mode
         • Routing
         • Start Line Configuration
         • Race Analysis
         • Weather
This section links together all the instrument & GPS data
and integrates this information with all the polar, tidal,
navigational and chart functions to give the navigator /
tactician unrivalled information for safe and fast sailing.



Back
Windward Leeward Course Configuration




      Cancel & Exit   Reset Start    Confirm
                         Line       Start & Set
                                       Mark
                                     Positions
Enter Position Of Windward & Leeward Marks




    Go Back   Set Leeward   Set up a   Enter order of
                Mark as       Gate        marks
               Start Line   Leeward
                   Pin        Mark
       Set Position Of Gate Marks




 Set Port      Set      Select Quick    Confirm
Gate Mark   Starboard       Ping       Position of
            Gate Mark                  Gate Mark


                                                Example
           Ping Boat Or On Chart




Type in      Ping using   Ping on    Confirm
position       boat’s      chart    Position of
              position              Gate Mark
             Set Order Of Marks




Go Back   Clear Course     Cancel    Save & Exit
                         Procedure



                                                   Example
Windward Leeward Example in the Central Solent




    Go Back   Clear Course     Cancel    Save & Exit
                             Procedure



   Back
              Leeward Gate




                               Data for best gate mark
       Laylines to both gate   showing wind bias for
       marks                   upwind leg & distance
Back                           delta from boat
                     Sail Mode - Charting
      Trends       Start Line     Start         Digital       Windward        Man
                    Config’       Line         Displays    Leeward Course   Overboard
Tactics                     Warning Advance            New
           Targets                                     Course      AIS
                            Gun       Waypoint




                           Tidally
                           Adjusted
                                                                Tidal
                           Laylines
                                                                Stream
                                                                Data
                     Digital
                     Displays




           Back
       Sail Mode - Tactics Screen




       Laylines    Course Made Good on each tack   Next Leg wind &
Back   Timings &                                   course data & split
                   Velocity Made Good Course “ “
       Distances                                   times
                      Trends Screen




Timings          Mean Value &         Scale
                 Line
          Back
Targets Screen – Beating or Running




Target Boat Speed          Actual Boat Speed & VMG
              Target VMG   Quick text input to log
      Back                          file             Reaching
           Targets Screen – Reaching




Target & Actual Boat Speeds                       Polar curve showing direction of
                                                  mark. optimum VMC course & current
                   Details for Direct & Optimum   course; all related to True Wind Angle
      Back         Courses
          Start Line Configuration
 Seatrack has very flexible yet powerful Start Line
 Configuration functions.
 The ends of the line can be set via:
       • Pinging from the boat’s position.
       • Pinging directly onto chart.
       • Entering the latitude and longitude.
       • Entering a range and bearing from a set end of the
       line to the other end.
 There are two methods of pinging from the boat’s position:
       • Confirmed Ping - Example.
       • Quick Ping - Example.
 You can store and name up to four different line positions.

Back
          Start Line Configuration
 Seatrack has very flexible yet powerful Start Line
 Configuration functions.
 The ends of the line can be set via:
       • Pinging from the boat’s position.
       • Pinging directly onto chart.
       • Entering the latitude and longitude.
       • Entering a range and bearing from a set end of the
       line to the other end.
 There are two methods of pinging from the boat’s position:
       • Confirmed Ping - Example.
       • Quick Ping - Example.
 You can store and name up to four different line positions.

Back
          Start Line Configuration
 Seatrack has very flexible yet powerful Start Line
 Configuration functions.
 The ends of the line can be set via:
       • Pinging from the boat’s position.
       • Pinging directly onto chart.
       • Entering the latitude and longitude.
       • Entering a range and bearing from a set end of the
       line to the other end.
 There are two methods of pinging from the boat’s position:
       • Confirmed Ping - Example.
       • Quick Ping - Example.
 You can store and name up to four different line positions.

Back
Start Line Setting Ends - Confirm Ping




              Adjust Either End
Back
Start Line Setting Ends - Confirm Ping




              Adjust Either End
Back
Start Line Setting Ends - Confirm Ping




              Adjust Either End
Back
Start Line Setting Either End – Confirm Ping




  Set end to boat’s   Set end by clicking   Set end by range & Bearing from
  position            on chart              other end

    Back
Start Line Setting Either End – Confirm Ping




  Set end to boat’s   Set end by clicking   Set end by Range & Bearing from
  position            on chart              other end

    Back
Start Line Setting Either End – Confirm Ping




  Set end to boat’s   Set end by clicking   Set end by Range & Bearing from
  position            on chart              other end

    Back
Start Line Setting Either End – Quick Ping
  Ping from   Ping on   Cancel   Save   Line Details
    boat’s     Chart
   position




 Back
Start Line Setting Either End – Quick Ping
  Ping from   Ping on   Cancel   Save   Line Details
    boat’s     Chart
   position




 Back
Start Line Setting Either End – Quick Ping
  Ping from   Ping on   Cancel   Save   Line Details
    boat’s     Chart
   position




 Back
                Sail Mode – Start Line




Tidally              Perpendicular            Distance &
adjusted             distance boat -          Timings from
laylines from             Line                boat to line
line ends and
tide at each
end of line                                   Tidally
                                              adjusted
                                              laylnes from
                                              boat




 Range to 1st mark                           Time To Burn = Time To Go – Time to
 from boat                                           reach the start line
                          Synchronise Time
 Back                          Button
                               Sail Mode - AIS




Ships heading NE at about 22.5 Kts, 15 Kts & 17.5 Kts   Colour coded threat symbols with
 The size & number of arrow heads on each symbol        attached text field showing name,
             denote approximate speed                   position, COG & SOG. (Hover the
                                                        mouse over the symbol to display the
                                                        text)
          Back
       Sail Mode – Man Overboard




            This is only visible in Simulated   See Detail
Back                      mode
       Sail Mode – Man Overboard




Back
                     Race Analysis



• View single boat analysis – See Logging
• View two boat analysis – Obtain the log file from
  another yacht doing the same race.

• View Race Cutter – Analyse selected part of a particular
  leg.




    Back
          Race Analysis – Single Boat




       View track of your yacht with access to logged data to analyse
          performance and the tactical decisions which were made.

Back
          Race Analysis – Two Boat




View tactical differences between two boats with synchronised
time stamps. The data seen on the right relates to the positions
of the two coloured crosses.

   Back
            Race Analysis – Race Cutter




                            1. initiate Race Cutter   4. Data from selected section is
2. Click on Start             Click on this button     displayed with mean values –
      Point       3. Click on                             Option to update polars
                  End Point
  Back
        Race Analysis – Race Cutter




• Selected data.
• Data summary and analysis giving averages & standard deviations
• Button to automatically update polars
Back
           Weather – Grib Files
• Seatrack can access a wide range of
  weather (grib) files typically giving seven
  day forecasts at three hour intervals
  covering large areas.
• This data can be displayed on the chart
  and interpolated down to one hour
  intervals.
• The data can also be used for advanced
  optimised routing.

    Back
                Grib File Display




Colour coded
wind fields –   Wind fields   Facility to scroll
grey to black   with data     through the
denotes rain    display       duration of the
                              grib file
   Back
             Optimum Routing




       Integration of polars, grib file, tides & course to give optimum
               route, displaying isochrones and best course.
Back
                     Tides

• Seatrack Tidal Modes
  – GPS Tide
  – Bespoke tidal files
  – C-Map tidal data
• Full tidal integration for all calculations
• Tidal flow displayed on charts
• Tidal Almanac


    Back
               Tidal Almanac




       The tidal almanac data is gathered automatically
       whenever a C-Map chart and Seatrack tide file is
       loaded. Simply right click on a symbol to display
Back   the data.
         Tidal Flow Display




       Move cursor over tidal arrow &         Date / Time for display
       tidal data is displayed in blue text   & time before HW
Back   field.
                     Polars


• Seatrack has unrivalled polar functionality.
• They can be created from:
  – VPP data.
  – IMS data.
  – Data gathered during sailing trials.
• Polars can be edited using logged data.



    Back
                        Polar Edit




       Tool for adjusting            Polar curves for 15, 17.5 &
       data                          20 Knots


Back                                               Raw Data
       Raw Data - Polar Edit




       Tool for adjusting   Filters to cut out   Raw data plotted over
       data                    extreme or        polar curve
                              random data
Back
Selecting Raw Data for Polar Edit



 Selected Log Files




                        Filters to cut out
                      extreme fluctuations

Back                                         Next
                           Handicaps


With Seatrack you can create handicap files to allow you to see at
   a glance your handicap position relative to any other boat at
   any stage during the race.
This feature caters for:
    1. Time On Time systems such as IRC
    2. Time on Distance systems such as PHRF
    3. IMS




    Back
                          Options

• Default Settings This section allows you to make all
   the configuration settings, which will be used by Seatrack
   every time you start the program

• Colour Options This allows you to set screen colours
   suitable for day, twilight or night time conditions

• Log Functions This allows you to select which items
   will be logged automatically and at what frequency




Back
       Colour Options




       Day   Dusk   Night




Back
       Daylight Colours




Back
       Twilight Colours




Back
       Night Colours




Back
 Settings – Common - Navigation
             GO              GO   GO           GO             GO

           GO           GO             GO            GO

 With Quick course                           With Detailed build
   build method                             method you have to
 Seatrack adds the                            enter a waypoint
waypoint name and                            name or accept the
there is no option to                        Seatrack generated
 show the rounding                           name and enter the
      direction                             direction of rounding

   Radius at which
    Seatrack will
 advance to the next                          Use Rhumb line
      waypoint                               method for all but
                                              ocean voyages




Back
                      Settings - Start Up Files




 Use these
buttons to
select start
   up file




               Back
       Settings - Miscellaneous




Back
       Settings - Tides



           Tidal mode choice

         Controls for animating
                the tide



         GPS tidal mode
         damping to eliminate
         fluctuations caused by
         course changes




Back
       Settings – Simulation Values




Back
  Settings – Digital Display Selection



  Items                          Selected
available                         Items
 for use
with the
 Digital
Displays




   Back
       Settings – Grib Display




Back
Settings - Initial Chart Properties




             Sets all chart display
Back      properties either ON or OFF
  Chart Course & Waypoint Display




       Sets colour for the   Sets properties for
Back     course display       waypoint display
                   Log Functions


With Seatrack you can log any data, which is on the
instrument data stream or calculated by Seatrack.
The logged data can be used for:


• Race Analysis.
• Performance Analysis.




    Back                                      Example
       Setting Log Items




Back
 Settings – Selecting Log Items




Back
              Instruments



• Instruments & Communications Settings
• Calibration & Damping
• Wind Gradient & Shear




    Back
               Instrument Settings
    In this section of Seatrack you select the
    instrument system applicable to your yacht
    and make any adjustments to the settings.
    The following adjustments can be made:
•   Instrument Type
•   Communications Port
•   GPS Port
•   Instrument Settings
•   Data & Impellors
•   Talk Back
•   AIS Settings

       Back
          Calibration & Damping

Accurate calibration and damping will
greatly increase the efficiency of your
system. You can adjust the calibration
values for all the sailing instrument data
inputs to Seatrack & depending on your
instrument type can send values back to
the instruments




   Back                               More
       Wind Vane Calibration




Back                           More
          Wind Gradient & Shear


Temporary adjustments can be made to
instrument calibration values to
compensate for wind shear or gradient
effects. These changes are not saved so
that when you close down Seatrack the
original values are restored.




   Back
       Calibration Procedure




             Go




             Go


             Go
             Go




Back
       Adjust Wind Vane




Back
   Edit True Wind Angle Table




Back
       Edit Leeway Table




Back
 Calibration & Damping Values




Back

				
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