In this video I demonstrate how I use my favorite weather routing app, SailGrib WR, to plan as well as set expectations for offshore passages. I discuss some advantages and limitations of weather routing software and show you exactly how I use SailGrib for offshore passagemaking.
Please let me know if you have any lead on conservative polars! What tools or apps do you use for offshore passage planning?
Brilliant video. I do most of my sailing in SE ASia (Thailand and Hong Kong) but planning to lots in the Mediterranean. Will definitely purchase Sailgrib WR which seems the best value for money out of all available Apps (some are ridiculously overpriced!) .
I use the VPP derived polars from ORC based on measurement of my boat for it’s rating certificate