Raymarine launches performance sailing solution
Raymarine has launched a new Alpha Series display, new Smart Wind Technology, and performance sailing upgrades to the LightHouse operating system for Axiom chartplotters.
The marine electronics giant says skippers will benefit from elevated awareness thanks to the combination of electronic charting, next-generation precision wind monitoring, and touchscreen tactical displays on both the chartplotter and the remote Alpha Series display.
Utilising Raymarine’s Smart Wind Technology and RSW Series wind sensors, the newly designed RSW Series Wind sensors are self-calibrating sensors that are said to deliver ultra-precise wind speed and direction measurements. Raymarine says sailors can take advantage of advanced wind, speed, and polar calculations to make smarter race and performance sailing decisions when it matters most.
“With an ever-evolving demand in the sailing sector for intuitive solutions, and with Raymarine holding rich heritage in sailing electronics with proven performance, it was a natural fit for us to offer new developments in this industry,” says Grégoire Outters, general Manager at Raymarine says. “The Alpha Series offers cutting-edge technology packed with powerful intelligence, providing sailors with market-leading sailing support.”
Raymarine says that the Alpha Series displays offer 7- and 9-inch-high visibility tactical touchscreen instruments with a fully customisable dashboard and graphic displays to help skippers ‘make smarter sailing decisions.’
The Alpha Series is designed for helm or mast mounting, and can be controlled via touchscreen or remotely from a Raymarine Axiom chartplotter.
Meanwhile, the new RSW Series Wind sensors are said to offer a self-calibrating, AHRS-enhanced wind sensor that adapts to its environment to deliver precision wind data, including ultra-accurate true wind calculations.
Finally, the new LightHouse 4.5 chartplotter boasts easy-to-use tools for layline overlays, preloaded performance polars, and remote control and integration with Alpha Series instruments and RSW Series wind sensors.
Raymarine’s new Performance Sailing products are currently on display at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2023 (12-17 September 2023), and will be on display at the Newport International Boat Show in Newport, Rhode Island, which runs from 14-17 September 2023.