App of the Month: FastSeas Weather Routing | Cruising World

App of the Month: FastSeas Weather Routing

Looking for the best way to sail from here to there? Check this app out.

FastSeas Route calculator

Add your boat's data plus your comfort level, and FastSeas will give you the best route.

Courtesy of FastSeas

It’s the question of the ages: Should I stay, or should I go? To offer a bit of clarity into this, at least as far as passage planning goes, is FastSeas, a new weather-routing app. FastSeas is designed by a cruising sailor and is easy to use. “Give FastSeas your vessel's LWL, closest point of sail, departure location, destination, and time of departure, and it will find your optimum route using the latest wind and ocean current forecasts,” says developer Jeremy Waters. “You can adjust comfort criteria to decide whether speed or pleasant sailing conditions are important to you.”

Routing map

You can do your route planning on the website, or receive your route via email.

Courtesy of FastSeas

The routes are calculated using NOAA GFS wind forecasts and NOAA OSCAR ocean current observations. Free Basic and paid Premium subscriptions accommodate all budgets. The Basic subscription is limited to five requests per month, while the Premium subscription permits unlimited requests and requests via email (for use with Iridium Go!, InReach, and Sailmail/Winlink).

Check it out at fastseas.com.

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