One recurring question among the novice offshore sailor is how to optimise your route when sailing. The practice is known among sailors with the French name of routage or the English name of weather routing.
To optimize the route you will inevitably need dedicated software. Mobile apps have also appeared recently so you can try them out to see if you are comfortable with them. The best known navigation software among professional sailors are the following:
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