Purchase Expedition from Tidetech and get 3 months subscription
Tidetech works closely with Expedition software to give you the easier user experience possible. You can download Tidetech data directly from within Expedition software using an interface developed specially for Tidetech.
See a testimonial about Expedition and Tidetech from Two True - winner of the 2009 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race
Purchase price includes 1 full copy and an optional navigators copy*
|Tidetech / Expedition Interface||Optimised Route in Expedition with Tidetech Gulfstream data|
Expedition is "simply the best tactical and navigation software available".
Expedition has been in development since the mid 1990s by veteran Volvo Ocean Race navigator and Whitbread winner, physicist Nick White.
Expedition has been used in multiple Volvo Ocean, America's Cup and Grand Prix events and is the most advanced and usable software available - for racing around the world or your local harbour.
Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2 or Windows 7, 32 or 64 bit.
Windows 7 with a graphics processor is recommended.
Windows XP is not recommended in the medium term as upcoming Microsoft software used to develop Exp will not support XP.
Chart-plotter that seamlessly selects, moasaics and rotates charts:
Advanced weather display and tools
Sophisticated display options,
Simply the best weather routing available
Start display and advanced buoy racing functions
Stripchart program to graph and analyse any instrument function,
Instrument connectivity with all popular instrument systems
... and much more
Q. How do you use Tidetech data aboard Two True (i.e. What hardware and software do you use it with)?
A. Two True is based in Adelaide, however when competing on the eastern seaboard we use the TideTech service and have done so since mid 2009. On board we run a laptop with Expedition software and C-Map charts. As well as TideTech we also subscribe to Predict Wind and the combination of these data services is critical in our race preparation and routing. We also run an on deck tablet, connected to the laptop and access the internet through these devices, plus an ipad and iphone as everything is wifi enabled.
Q. How has it influenced your Sydney Hobart tactics?
A. The TideTech data allows us to accurately understand the influence of the East Australian Current and it works very well with Expedition and the routing functionality. Being able to overlay the TideTech data such as Sea Surface Temperature on the Expedition also allows us to pin point our position in relation to current during the race.
Q. What particular difference did Tidetech data make in your race victory in 2009?
A. Bryan Northcote helped us get set-up with the TideTech service and Expedition software. He also developed our routing for the 2009 race. The influence of the East Australian Current on the Hobart race varies from year to year, however in 2009 it was a definite factor and based on TideTech data it was established we would benefit from travelling extra miles east to find the strong southerly current that year. We stuck to this plan and it worked out well. Interestingly we lost our Internet connection for much of the race.
Q. Anything else you think is of interest about the data?
A. Technology is increasingly playing an important part in sailing. Being able understand what the current is doing, use it for routing and overlay the data onto
electronic charts is definitely an important tool for navigation. A key benefit for us of the TideTech service is how well in integrates with systems such as
Expedition. I suspect nowadays such data is standard kit any serious team.