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FEATURING Raymarine’s new Advanced Sailing Tools, the latest update turns virtually any Raymarine MFD (Multi-Function Display) into an on-board sailing coach.

Advanced Sailing Tools shows the position of the start line, features a start time countdown, shows which direction to round a mark and even advises when to tack. It also allows sailors to produce customised dynamic lay lines, complete with leeway and tide effect, to help racers decide the best time to tack and to show cruisers how best to clear an approaching headland.

Suitable for aSeries, cSeries, eSeries, gS Series, and the new eS Series line of high performance MFDs, the new free update includes:

LightHouse QuickCourse: enabling skippers to accurately and quickly display a new race course based upon pre-entered race mark identification codes

LightHouse SmartMarks: waypoint rounding indicators that provide clear visual cues for rounding buoys in a port or starboard direction, as defined by the race committee

Virtual start line: showing the position of the boat relative to the starting line, using latitude/longitude positions, waypoints, and marks

LightHouse race timer: showing the countdown schedule to the start.

The new update also has three layline modes. These enable sailors to best judge when to tack to make the mark and include mirrored true wind angle (TWA), user-selectable fixed angle, and polar data mode, which creates customised laylines based on the vessel’s individual hull design.

The latest LightHouse II software update also includes enhancements for cruisers and fishers. These include Support for C-MAP by Jeppesen Easy Routing (when using C-MAP 4D MAX+ charts); new sonar digital surface filters and enhanced automatic controls (for the new CP370, CP470, or CP570 sonar modules) and enhanced Fusion integration with NMEA connectivity to Fusion stereo systems.

LightHouse II Release 14 is now available as a free download at raymarine.com.

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