New Pec / ニューペック(電子航海支援アプリ)

Less experienced sailors and people unfamiliar with sailing usually associate offshore and blue water sailing with increased danger.  And, while it is true that one is further from help if something happens, it is also less likely something will happen as there are fewer boats to collide with and no obstructions in the water, with the exception of the rare cargo container that came off a ship during a storm- and the occasional whale!   It is when one is close to shore and there are many other boats, reefs, shoals and fishing nets that extra caution is required.  This is especially true for Japan.  Mapple ON Co., Ltd has kindly allowed us to use their mapping software “New Pec Smart” for free.  These maps are much more detailed than those that are obtained outside of Japan and will be extremely valuable to us as we approach the coast of Japan.

セーリングに対して経験の浅い人や知識が少ない者にとっては沖に出たり外洋に行く事は普通以上に危険を伴います。遠くまで行ってしまうといざという時の救助もないのですが、実は外洋ほど障害物や他のボートが格段に少なくなるのでトラブルも少ないというのが事実です。それでも怖いのは稀に遭遇してしまうクジラや嵐で貨物船から落ちたコンテナ等です。しかし一番細心の注意が必要なのは岸に近い時なのです。多くの船、岩礁、浅瀬や定置網等、漁業が盛んな日本近海は特に目が離せません。そんな時に便利な航海用電子参考図です。日本水路協会が発行する航海用地図を地図ソフト会社のマップル・オン社がiOS版のアプリを開発されました。これを我々に無償で情報提供して下さる事になりました。日本領内以外も地図は大変詳細に書かれています。特に日本近海では非常に価値の高い情報を得られます。

http://mapple-on.jp/products/newpecsmart/

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