Marine navigation software pioneer MaxSea has joined forces with the VELUX 5 OCEANS race management team for the 2010/11 edition of the race.
Industry leaders since launching in 1985, MaxSea will work with the race direction team by providing a complete navigation software and electronic chart package that will link with the race entrants’ onboard trackers, allowing real time monitoring of the fleet for safety and up to date progress reports of the competition as it unfolds.
Experts from MaxSea will also assist and train the VELUX 5 OCEANS race management team in the use of their products and supply technical assistance when required during the race.
VELUX 5 OCEANS race director David Adams said: “It is great to have MaxSea onboard for the VELUX 5 OCEANS and the provision of the necessary routing software to the race management team will be a real asset for the safety and watch keeping of the fleet. MaxSea’s products are used and trusted by some of the best sailors in the world and we have every confidence they will perform outstandingly in the 2010/11 VELUX 5 OCEANS.”
Frédéric Algalarrondo, sales director of Maxsea International said: “We are really proud to be partners of the VELUX 5 OCEANS. David Adams and the Race Direction can fully count on our support during the entire race.”
Alongside their role helping the race management team, MaxSea will be at the race start and finish in La Rochelle to showcase their state-of-the-art technologies. The VELUX 5 OCEANS, run by Clipper Ventures PLC, starts from La Rochelle in France on October 17 and features five ocean sprints. After heading from La Rochelle to Cape Town, the race will then take in Wellington in New Zealand, Salvador in Brazil and Charleston in the US before returning back across the Atlantic to France