Weather, Charts, Stars and Guides

Listings are generally in alphabetical order. Comments in quotes are from manufacturers' sites or from members. The appearance of any link here does not imply JRA endorsement.

Weather  is  David Tyler's favourite 7-day weather source for passage making.

The USA national marine weather service - NOAA will get you weather anywhere in the world.
German member Georg Warnecke recommends for weather in Baltic Sea area (and the world)

Charts has nautical charts of the Norwegian coast available for online viewing, download and printing.

South China Sea Electronic Navigation Charts - "The East Asia Hydrographic Commission (EAHC) was formed within the framework of the International Hydrographic Organization
. The mission of it is to work out regional cooperative programmes through the endeavors of national hydrographic offices for the provision of adequate and timely hydrographic information for marine navigation in the region. In this respect, the EAHC is very pleased to accomplish this mission by producing small scale official Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) of the South China Sea to serve the maritime community. Presently, the EAHC has nine Member States (MSs) : China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand."

Rise, Set & Transit Times for major solar system bodies and bright stars.

Stellarium - Stellarium is free GPL desktop software which renders realistic skies in real time with openGL. With Stellarium, you really see what you can see with your eyes, binoculars or a small telescope. Stellarium is also used in planetariums. - Linux, Windows or Mac. 

Active Captain - "The interactive cruising guidebook", pilotage notes. Very strong in North America, expanding elsewhere.

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