Global current information and competitive sailing
Published: 9 August 2017
The need for reliable information about tidal and deep-sea currents is of vital importance to race competitors. Between Cowes (Isle of Wight), Fastnet Rock (southwest Ireland) and back to Plymouth, the sailing boats entering this race have to deal with both tidal currents and with storms from the Irish Sea and the Northeast Atlantic. Feedback from these races is important to support Deltares’ on-going research related to global modelling.
See our website on Global flood and current forecast to view the real-time, online results of our Global Storm Surge Information System (GLOSSIS), based on the Delft-FEWS platform and the D-Flow FM module of Delft3D FM Suite.