NAVIMETEO ONBOARD WOW- SPIRITO DI STELLA ACROSS THE ATLANTIC

The Sailing Catamaran, after a long and sometimes difficult passage, has arrived in Horta Port in the Azores Islands.
Navimeteo has provided  Andrea Stella and his crew with the ship routing support in order to avoid heavy weather conditions and finding the most favorable and safe route.
The object of WoW – Wheels on Waves, is to promote the rights of disabled people in the world, by crossing the ocean on board of the catamaran “Lo Spirito di Stella” – the first in the world to be fully accessible to disabled people -, and taking the ONU Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities from Miami to Rome, from the ONU General Secretary to Pope Francis.

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– Personalised route forecast detailing the conditions for the next 3 days and a longer outlook
– Suggestions included in all forecast for the safest and most comfortable “meteorological route” analyzing ways to avoid areas adverse weather
– Warning advisory to be sent out well in advance on critical phenomena in the area of interest
– No automated service – forecasts based on the careful evaluations of the forecaster
– Weather charts/data and other features by reserved access to be added to the forecasts

Marina di Loano – 4th Captain’s Day – Italian Yacht Masters event

October 20th 2016     Navimeteo team were happy to attend the 4th Captain’s Day, Italian Yacht Masters event. Professionals passionate about the sea joined the IYM Association to share their experience and knowledge and “to help each other to learn, train and progress”. Gianfranco Meggiorin, the Founder and President of Navimeteo weather centre was honoured to deliver his speech on importance of safety at sea. He highlighted the advantage of being able to count on the professional advice of experienced weather forecasters in critical situations. Mr Meggiorin, as many other guests, described Captain’s Day as a “serious and impeccably organised event”.

Captain Gino Battaglia, The President of Italian Yacht Masters Association, explained that Captain’s Day was established to celebrate Association’s annual anniversaries. He sees this meeting as an opportunity to gather marine professionals and to discuss with them the new route the Association needs to take in order to grow and support maritime market sector and to create new work opportunities for professionals and young candidates. Captain Battaglia adds that “calling on professionals’ ideas during Captain’s Day is like calling Navimeteo weather forecasters when you get into a storm during a transatlantic crossing- it’s quick and safe”.

In a short interview after an elegant lunch at “Zeffirino” restaurant Captain Battaglia remembers the first day when he was called captain. “It was many years ago in Sanremo”, he says, “and I didn’t even turn my head when the moorer called me because I wasn’t used to it, but I definitely remember how proud I was when I first heard my son being called Captain”. “But you know what”, he continues, “even if reaching such a status is one of those rare life satisfactions, it’s important not to spout off about being a captain because it’s a hard work and a very big responsibility”. Being a President today he feels also responsible for passing down his passion and dedication to this profession to young people. He says that Italian Yacht Masters are ready “to help those who are honest and hardworking”. Then Captain switches on to talking about the importance of family support in this type of career and exactly at that moment his wife silently joins us at the table. He says that understanding and wisdom are very important in captain’s family and recalls that his wife followed him to the Caribbean with a small child because she knew that it was useless to keep a captain away from the sea. She has made a lot of sacrifices but has never reproached me for any of them”, he concludes while his wife silently nods.

Manuel Battaglia, President’s son, is also present at Captain’s Day. It is known that it is difficult to be “dad’s son” in any profession: comparisons and back talking are inevitable. “I decided to become a captain”, he starts shyly, “ because I grew up in that maritime atmosphere. I remember the first time when I was called Captain, that wasn’t long ago, I felt myself an… important person”, he smiles modestly. “Dad taught me some technical elements of this job, but when the weather is stormy and you are all alone on the bridge, no dad can help, right? It’s a very difficult job and there are so many responsibilities in it”, he echoes his father without knowing it. “I miss my family when I’m not at home but I miss the sea when I’m at home, it’s complicated”, he continues. Manuel is in his late twenties, speaks three languages and is eager to learn the forth one. He is well-educated and extremely open. “I have no fear – and I know this is my flaw”, he says. To my question about his motto, he echoes his father again “Honesty is the most important thing” funny enough he didn’t even hear me interviewing his dad.

Ksenia Lebedeva

 

 

 

Articolo LA GAZZETTA MARITTIMA 28/09/2016

Un riconoscimento dai “Master” – I servizi alla navigazione

 

GENOVA – Sabato scorso, a bordo del veliero “La Signora del Vento”, ormeggiata a Genova (Marina Genova Resort, banchina Y), è stato assegnato all’Associazione ItalianYachtMasters, il “Navimeteo Marine Observer Award 2016”. Nel corso dell’evento si è parlato di meteorologia marina e Navimeteo ha aggiornato i presenti (giornalisti e professionisti del mare) sulle innovazioni del settore. Il premio rappresenta un simbolico riconoscimento ai comandanti delle navi e degli yachts, per le preziosissime osservazioni di bordo comunicate ai previsori Navimeteo nel corso delle loro navigazioni sulle rotte del Mediterraneo e attraverso gli oceani.

nella foto “Una tromba marina sottocosta in Liguria”

 

Articolo SVILUPPO NAUTICO 29/09/2016

Premio Navimeteo Marine Observer per i comandanti che osservano il tempo sul mare

 

Sabato scorso, a bordo del veliero “La Signora Del Vento” ormeggiata a Marina Genova, si è svolta la cerimonia di assegnazione del Navimeteo Marine Observer Award, premio riservato ai comandanti checontribuiscono al successo di Navimeteo osservando il tempo sul mare.

Invitati dal Presidente e fondatore di NavimeteoGianfranco Meggiorin, abbiamo avuto il piacere di partecipare all’evento di premiazione dei comandanti dell‘ItalianYachtMasters.

Accolti dal Comandante del veliero Emanuele Santi, nel corso della mattinata abbiamo assistito ad una interessanteesposizione, a cura del team Navimeteo, relativa alle tematiche delle previsioni meteo e della sicurezza della navigazione.

Oltre agli aspetti prettamente tecnologici, i relatori hanno voluto soffermarsi sull’importanza del “fattore umano” sia nell’interpretazione dei modelli di previsione sia nel continuo rapporto traprevisore a terra e comandante a bordo che testimonia dal mare l’evolversi della situazione meteo.

Weekend all’insegna di piogge e temporali

Una perturbazione di origine atlantica interesserà la nostra penisola nel corso del weekend.

La giornata di oggi vedrà un aumento della nuvolosità sulle regioni tirreniche con la possibile formazione di alcuni nuclei pre frontali.  I venti saranno in rinforzo prevalentemente dai quadranti meridionali su tutti i bacini con seguente aumento anche del moto ondoso.
La giornata di sabato sarà la più perturbata con temporali sparsi un po’ ovunque, soprattutto su Liguria di levante, Toscana e Lazio.

Questi potranno essere localizzati e spesso stazionari e potrebbero determinare delle criticità sui terreni franosi o dissestati.

Il vento da SE rinforzerà lungo le coste tirreniche centrali e della Sicilia e il mare sarà molto mosso. La previsioni Navimeteo indicano venti tesi di Scirocco e mare mosso anche sul versante Adriatico.
Domenica avremo ancora condizioni instabili con possibili rovesci temporaleschi sulla Liguria, sulle regioni adriatiche e sull’Italia meridionale, in particolare sulla Campania.
Le condizioni meteo marine saranno invece piuttosto maneggevoli con venti deboli o moderati e il mare poco mosso-mosso quasi ovunque. La sola zona con onda formata sarà il Mar Ligure dove il Libeccio dominerà con 25 nodi di intensità.

In questi giorni nel Principato di Monaco si sta svolgendo il Monaco Yacht Show. Si tratta di una delle vetrine più importanti dello yachting internazionale riservata prevalentemente ai professionisti del settore. Questi sono i cantieri produttori di questi gioielli del mare, qui gli italiani hanno un ruolo importante, le agenzie di charter e di yacht management che gestiscono per conto degli armatori le attività di questi lussuose unità, i comandanti, gli ufficiali, i macchinisti e i deck hands che lavorano in coperta alle manovre, le stewardess che si occupano delle mansioni di bordo, i cuochi. A fianco degli equipaggi di bordo vi sono poi dei team tecnici specializzati , elettricisti, motoristi, elettronici e tante altre competenze che cooperano affinché queste unità navali siano efficienti, sicure e confortevoli oltre che pronte a fronteggiare eventuali condizioni meteo marine più impegnative.

L’attenzione di oggi è rivolta anche all’ottimizzazione dei consumi dell’energia di bordo, sia quella destinata alla propulsione che quella destinata ai servizi e naturalmente nel rispetto dell’ambiente marino..

Federico Brescia

www.navimeteo.com

Award on Weather Observations on Board “Signora del Vento” Sailing Ship

September 24th, 2016 :  on board the prestigious sailing ship “La Signora del Vento”, moored at quay Y of the Genova marina, the first Navimeteo Marine Observer Award was assigned.

Navimeteo is the provider of ship routing services 24/7 worldwide to about 500 vessels, comprising superyachts, cruise ships and offshore boats. During this important event, a recognition was conferred to the Italian Yacht Masters Association for their careful way in communicating their aboard weather observations to the Navimeteo forecasters.

This association chaired by Captain Gino Battaglia gathers about 60 captains in charge of the most prestigious yachts in the world. On behalf of Captain Biagio Battaglia, the IYM President and Captain, the prize was collected by Captain Manuel Battaglia and Captain Luca Triggiani, the Training Manager of the association.

Emanuele Santi, the Captain of “Signora del Vento” welcomed all the participants and told the story of the sailing ship.

Gianfranco Meggiorin, President and Founder of Navimeteo together with his team described various topics of ship routing and routing optimisation with safety considered as the main aspect for sailing.

The mentioned “Signora del Vento”, launched in 1962, is a 3-mast sailing ship that has been used for training since the early ’90s.