Summer sale: 15% discount on 100% Stentec charts

Are you planning to take a trip with your ship? Or are you already sailing and came to the conclusion that your charts are out of date? Profit from our special summer sale:

*This summer sale discount will be deducted automatically and is also applicable for
upgrades, chart sets and individual charts.

Which charts are 100% Stentec charts?

   

Inland waters:

DKW The Netherlands
Complete, North or South

DKW Belgium

DKW Northern France

DKW Southern France

DKW Northwest Germany

DKW Northeast Germany

DKW Southwest Germany

DKW Danube 1 - West

DKW Danube 2 - Central

DKW Danube 3 - East

DWK Chart set 1:
Netherlands, Belgium & Northern France

DKW Chart set 2:
Northwest, Northeast and Southwest Germany


Coastal waters:

DKW 1800 series
Complete, North, South or individual charts
Including weekly update service

DKW German Bight
Including weekly update service

DKW German Baltic coast

DKW UK1 English and Scottish Eastcoast
Including chart of the North sea


Service Card discount
Are you the proud owner of a WinGPS Service Card 2018? Then on top of this 15% summer discount you will get your € 20,- Service Card discount. An upgrade of the DKW The Netherlands 2017 to the 2018 edition will only cost € 47,92!

Route planning with WinGPS 5 Voyager

After informing you about WinGPS 5 Navigator and Pro, we have arrived at the sailing version: WinGPS 5 Voyager.

Laptop navigation with WinGPS 5 Voyager
Something we hear a lot from our sailing customers: one sailboat on the water is pure relaxation. But as soon as another approaches, a contest has started.

The extensive navigational program WinGPS 5 Voyager is developed specifically for and with sailers and helps you sail sharper and faster. Your sailing ship will be used optimally and the contest will be won.


From € 399,-

Choose your polar diagram
In WinGPS 5 Voyager more than 4000 polar diagrams are available. Choose one of these polar diagrams, download the latest GRIB files and plot your desired route. WinGPS 5 Voyager will help you by optimizing your route.

For even better results you can connect an anemometer to your laptop and use the actual wind within the polar diagram. Recording your own polar diagram is also possible with the help of an anemometer. Great when the polar diagram for your ship isn't available!

What is a polar diagram? This is a table with all the optimal sailing speeds of a specific ship at certain courses and wind speeds. While sailing you can immediately check if you reached the optimal speed, or if you need to trim your sail a little bit.

Wind, currents, waves and water heights
Wind, current, waves and water heights all have an influence on your ships' speed. To sail against the current or hit on short high waves is not desirable during a nice sailing trip. By downloading the GRIB files you can see the forecasts for wind, currents, waves and water heights for the next few days. WinGPS 5 Voyager can help you plot an optimized route with the downloaded GRIB files.


Illustration 1: An active polar diagram.


Illustration 2: Plotting an optimized course along the Englisch Channel with GRIB-files.


Actual wind information
Besides the predicted wind you can also see the actual wind information in WinGPS 5 Voyager. This can be done by installing an anemometer on your navigation laptop. The actual, true and apparent wind will be shown as vectors on your ships' position on the chart.

By enabling the 'wind vane' you will see a sort of tail attached to your ships' position. This tail shows the wind speed and direction for the last 20 minutes. Interesting when experiencing a wind shift.

With the built-in 'KNMI weather stations' you will see the actual wind information at all the KNMI wather station sites. The information is updated every ten minutes when a working internet connection is available. Great as extra check for the correctness of the GRIB weather forecasts.


Illustration 3: Your ships' position on the chart in WinGPS 5 Voyager, including vectors for speed, true and apparent wind, laylines, currents, heading and drift.

Older version of WinGPS 5 Voyager?
When your edition of WinGPS 5 Voyager is of 2017 or older you can upgrade to the 2018 edition. In the 2018 edition managing your routes has become easier and new buttons are added for extra customization of your charts and the data, for example tracks, displayed on top. Click here for a complete overview of all new functions and changes going back to WinGPS 5 Voyager 2011.