Satellite tracking for yachts in WCC rallies from June 2010
01 October 2009
|2010 Entry Lists Open - new technology for tracking yachts at sea introduced
World Cruising Club, the cruising rally specialists best known for the popular transatlantic sailing event the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), has now opened its entry lists for a host of 2010 events including ARC Europe, Rally Portugal and the ARC. Interest is already high and all events are expected to fill up quickly.
In a significant new development for 2010, yachts in all World Cruising Club offshore rallies from June 2010 will carry satellite tracking units, capable of automatically reporting the yachts’ positions, anywhere in the world.
Yellowbrick – Satellite Tracking
This compact and powerful technology developed by Yellowbrick Adventure Tracking, will provide a significant benefit for participants in World Cruising Club events. The system was first used on Rally Portugal 2009 and was a huge success with automatic position reports uploading to the WCC website every six hours via the Iridium Network. Tracking will also be used on the 2009 ARC in the racing division and will be introduced to all World Cruising events starting with Rally Portugal 2010.