Raymarine recently unveiled a new comprehensive system that winks at racers and the world of performance sailing. In addition to hardware innovations, such as remote touchscreen displays and new wind sensors, there are also software innovations, such as updates to the LightHouse operating system on the Axiom series chartplotters.
Displays to always have accurate data in regattas
The first, and most scenic, new feature presented is the new range of Alpha remote displays, 7- and 9-inch touchscreens, designed for both bridge and mast mounting, horizontally or vertically. High visibility, even with sunglasses, and total customization are the main features of the new displays Alpha. On the polarized screens, you can decide on your preferred control panel display to keep track of all instrumentation data, transducers and navigation calculations, carried directly from the Axiom multifunction via Raynet connection. In addition, up to four displays can be connected together in cascade. Available in 7- and 9-inch sizes, the displays come with a bracket for mounting on the mast and can be oriented either horizontally or vertically. They are touchscreen but also totally set remotely, directly from the Axiom.
The new smart wind sensors
Another hardware innovation is the RSW series wind sensors equipped with the new Smart Wind technology. They are Raymarine ‘s most powerful and accurate instrument for wind measurement, plus theAHRS (Attitude and heading reference system) is able to self-calibrate by taking advantage of a 3D motion sensor. The sensor adapts to its surroundings and can always provide accurate data on wind speed and direction and accurate calculations of real wind and polar. A most useful tool for deciding and adapting tactics during the regatta.
Raymarine. Software innovations to support racers
Raymarine ‘s proprietary operating system is LightHouse, and the new 4.5 update makes the Axiom displays fully compatible with the new racing instrumentation. Selecting the Sailing Performance menu transforms the multifunction into a tactical chartplotter for performance mode navigation, with intuitive yet comprehensive functions, layline overlay tools, pre-loaded polars, and full integration and control with the new Alpha series displays and RSW sensors.
All the latest electronics for the regatta are already available at raymarine.com