Raymarine to host a free weather briefing for skippers and crew

Raymarine is organising a free weather briefing for skippers and crews to help sailors in the 68th Round the Island race on Saturday 26 June 2004.

Raymarine will host the free weather briefing on Friday 25 June, at 5pm, in the bar of the Island Sailing Club.

Chris Tibbs, who has just beaten the record for ‘Round Britain and Ireland’ as team meteorologist and navigator on board Team Solune will be hosting the event. As well as living on the island, Chris is the Official Forecaster for Skandia Life Cowes Week so his knowledge of local conditions is second to none.

At the weather briefing, Tibbs will overlay weather data onto Raymarine’s RayTech PC navigation software. Competitors in the Round the Island race can test out RayTech by downloading a free demonstration version from the Raymarine web site at www.raymarine.com