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WeatherFlow-Tempest Partners with MarkSetBot for Sailing Robotics Expansion

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April 6, 2022

WeatherFlow-Tempest has announced a collaboration with MarkSetBot to integrate data from their fleet of robotic sailing buoys into the company’s SailFlow app, which is used by sailors around the world. The sustainable smart buoys, fixed with wind measurement instruments, will provide WeatherFlow-Tempest’s SailFlow app with even more real-time wind data to better inform users.

“Many of our members are racers,” said George Haye, SailFlow product manager. “MarkSetBot is revolutionizing the process of running a sailing race of any size or scope. We are delighted to partner with them to enhance the SailFlow  app and the value of their service.”

WeatherFlow-Tempest helps individual, business and government customers analyze the impact of weather through point-specific weather information, automated alerts, and intelligent forecasting. The partnership with MarkSetBot aims to build out their weather network and enhance the forecasts provided by the SailFlow app.

MarkSetBot pioneered the world’s first fully robotic sailing buoy, featuring self-propelling battery-powered motors and GPS technology to make placing and repositioning marks easier, with no anchors or mark boats required. The technology reduces the need for fossil fuel-burning power boats needed to set a racecourse, eliminates seabed-destructive anchors, and decreases the number of people involved with regatta management.

“We’re thrilled to connect with another startup, particularly one as respected as WeatherFlow-Tempest,” said Kevin Morin, CEO of MarkSetBot. “I’ve been a longtime user of the SailFlow app for its real-time weather data and accurate forecasting, and I think this is another great example of how MarkSetBot can be a game-changer on the racecourse.”

For more details on MarkSetBot and its technologies, visit its website here.


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