Gulf Harbour Radio
Gulf Harbour Radio uses the commonly used tracking site pages to see where boats are, and to check that the actual conditions you are reporting match up with the models David is looking at. Many of you have your own blogs but we only have time in the mornings to look at the web sites that most use.
Please make sure your boat and crew data is accurate and in the case of emergency have a contact number. Early in the 2019 season two boats made use of emergency services so it speeds things up to have this information available. ( If you do not use one of these sites just send us an email before you go with your boat and crew details so that we know who we are talking to).
https://followingsea.net is run by Kostya on SV Ponyo. Make sure you join the Gulf Harbour Radio SW Pacific group .
(Note the domain name change - it used to be cruisersat.net)
There are good clear instructions to follow but if you have any problems contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
www.yit.nz is run by Mike on SV Mirabilis. Contact email@example.com if you have any problems. Please use the instruction [weather] for your weather report as it makes it easier for GHRadio to find. Do not bury it in your, sometimes lengthy, report as we will not see it in time. Note that YIT is closing down in December 2020 so download your sailing notes when you can.
www.noforeignland.com/ is used by many mostly in the Caribbean and I do not know much about it but if you use it let me know.
The detailed personal information on these sites is only used when emergencies occur and we need to communicate with NZ Maritime Radio or the RCC - Rescue Coordination Centre. And David needs boat information to better answer weather requests - a 60' catamaran will travel faster than a 30' monohull!