The latest small light-weight positioning device for
use in both fair and foul weather is now available. The handheld
Pocket PC and wireless GPS have been tested over the past several
weeks and the results have been impressive.The Pocket PC works with
Tsunamis Vector Chart software and a Tsunamis Pocket Sailor module.
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Dynamics now has avaiable a mini-version of its top-selling Tsunamis
NaviGator system, which has been specifically designed for users
of pocket PC or palm pilots. Pocket Sailor makes the ideal onboard
navigation system for sail and power craft where space is limited.
Now small craft users can have access power of a PC based electronic
charting system using the best vector charts available and are no
longer are restricted to the limited functionality of a standard
Pocket Sailor is only available to existing users of NaviGator -
upgrading is easy and only requires a phone call to activate. The
introduction of this latest piece of software from Navigation Dynamics
means that passage planning can be done in advance using NaviGator
on the users laptop or home PC. The information is then loaded onto
the Pocket PC by selecting Load and Unload route buttons and the
data is ready for use at sea.
Pocket Sailor has many useful features such as GPS monitoring,
a GPS detection option and a GPS on/off facility. An undo button
remembers what function the user last carried out, from zooming
in to moving around the charts. Users can also set up personal chart
layer settings and upload track information that has been created
on the Pocket PC.
For a demo CD and more information contact:
Phone: 0417737572 or 0740968247
Navigation Dynamics Becomes a Sponsor of the Three Masted Barquentine
Sts Leeuwin II
Marine and Navigation Dynamics have recently become very generous
sponsors of the tall ship Leeuwin II. Their representative in Fremenatle,
Western Australia - Mr Peter Boichel from the Chart and Map Shop
- presented the Leeuwin with the Tsunamis 99 digital navigation
software for use onboard. Since the installation of Tsunamis 99,
Leeuwin has sailed over 5000 nautical miles around the Western Australian
coast, through some very challenging and exciting navigational passages.
The master, Captain John Newman, claims some of the training and
passage objectives would not have been possible without the use
"It is like having a second watch officer onboard who is
awake and on duty 24 hours a day", he said.
"Navigation through poorly charted areas like the Recherche
Archipelago, south east of Esperance, was accomplished with a lot
more confidence than before, allowing us to explore new islands
and inlets which enhanced our voyage programs."
II is a three masted barqentine built in Western Australia by Tenix
Shipbuilding WA Pty Ltd in 1986. She is continually under full AMSA
USL class 1A survey to carry a crew of 15 and 40 passengers.
She is 55 metres in length with a displacement of 300 tonnes and
carries 16 sails covering nearly 1000 square metres. She is also
fitted with two powerful Volvo Penta main engines, two Caterpillar
diesel generators, an environmentally tolerant sewerage system and
a reverse osmosis water-maker. The addition of Tsunamis 99 to her
navigation and communications outfit, makes her one of the most
advanced and safest sail training ships in the world.
II is owned by The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation Ltd - a non
profit organisation. The Leeuwin mission is: "Tochallenge and
inspire the education and development of our youth and wider community
in terms of leadership, team skills, community spirit and environmental
awareness." We accomplish this by a continuous series of voyages
along the entire Western Australian coast, from Esperance to Darwin.
Our focus is primarily on the youth market (70%) where we challenge
the youth of Australia and overseas to learn more about themselves
and to increase their self confidence along with their leadership,
team building and problem solving skills. Since its inception, Leeuwin
has trained about 12,000 young men and women and each can testify
that the Leeuwin experience has had a positive effect upon their
lives, some quite extraordinary.
The Leeuwin also has a number of regular corporate clients who
utilise the ship for leadership and team building skill training.
Leeuwin is very grateful to Transas Nautic Ltd for their very generous
sponsorship and for their belief in what we are achieving for the
youth and wider community of Australia. We look forward to a long
and mutually rewarding relationship together.