Raymarine Pro and Solo Sailor Andrea Mura Wins Roma X 1 Race
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Andrea breaks the
record for 530 nm route between Rome and the Eolian Islands in one of
Mediterranean’s most prestigious regattas.
Although Andrea is solo sailor, he was accompanied by full suite
of Raymarine electronics during the race.
Andrea’s Open 50 Vento di Sardegna is equipped with our new Quantum CHIRP
radar and our Evolution autopilot during the race. Andrea is also a beta tester for Raymarine
and on this trip Andrea was using our soon-to-be-released Evolution R4
software. Building on the Evolution’s
advanced aerospace derived technology, R4 software delivers greatly enhanced
track and wind steering control using Evolution’s 9 axis heading sensor and
special algorithms that adapt to wind shifts and cross track error much faster
than conventional autopilots. These new
enhancements in R4 give long distance racing sailors like Andrea Mura the
competitive edge in extreme conditions and through rough quartering seas.
“I’m very happy and
satisfied for the performance of the Evolution R4 software that I’ve the
opportunity to test during this race. I used Evolution 90% of the time
because, being alone, I have to work on sails, route plans, and also to manage
all the typical onboard needs. I also used Evolution always in wind vane
mode and it works very well and its very precise. Thanks to the Raymarine
Evolution I could have some quiet hours of rest during the night”
Evolution R4 software will be available in the spring of 2016 in the form our
free download on raymarine.com/evolution.