Stentec’s top navigation software helps you plan the optimal route and therefore provides additional safety at long journeys and extra advantages at regattas. Voyager shows the fastest, shortest, most economical or cheapest route available, both while on engine or under sail.
Not only can you enter the dimensions of your ship, you can also select the polar diagram from a list of over 3000 ships. If your ship is unavailable you can either record your own diagram with WinGPS 5 Voyager and a wind meter or change an existing diagram to the correct data.
After setting the correct polar diagram and downloading the latest GRIB files for the weather forecast, you can start planning your route. The only data you need to input are the waypoints and WinGPS 5 Voyager will give you advice on the best route, taking the wind and the characteristics of your ship into account.
When the winds are too strong to sail over open water you can easily change the route to inland waterways with the standing mast route. This will give you extra information about bridges & locks and shows how long your new journey will take.
WinGPS navigation software is available for Windows and Android devices which makes it possible to navigate aboard with your laptop, onboard PC, smartphone and tablet. One WinGPS license can be used on two different devices. You are able to plot your routes at home on a dekstop PC with a large screen and transfer the data to your onboard device. Another advantage would be to install the software on a second onboard device as backup.
Weather forecasts are available for download every day as GRIB files with forecasts for the upcoming seven days, from the moment of download. During sailing, WinGPS will show your current position, speed and course. WinGPS will also keep a log of the route you sailed. The saved logs can be analyzed in detail and can be printed or send to your crew via e-mail.
With WinGPS 5 Pro and WinGPS 5 Voyager, information on currents and tides is included as well as the option to connect with onboard equipment such as AIS, wind meter, depth meter, autopilot, log and compass. For the windsailing fanatics WinGPS 5 Voyager is the option to go for. Choose your ship’s polar diagram from an extensive list and receive the optimal sailing route automatically.