Q&A’s Purchase and Install Why buying Avalon Offshore vs other Navigation Software ? Where to buy Avalon Offshore ? Are new versions free ? What is the Premium Option ? How to cancel automatic renewal of the Premium option ? Can I install Avalon Offshore and the in-app purchases on several devices ? How to restore in app purchases on a new device ? Can I use Avalon Offshore to play virtual regatta games ? Weather Routing Where can I fing the VPPs (Velocity Prediction Polars aka "polars") for my boat ? Why to use customized polars ? I have created my customized VPP with Avalon VPP. How to load them into Avalon ? How to load external grib files, retrieved from Internet or Saildocs ? How to select my preferred Weather Sources for my navigation area ? How to use Avalon Offshore with a satelllite phone (Iridium, Iridium Go, Inmarsat) ? Do Avalon Offshore calculated routes integrate sea state ? How to edit a waypoint (create, move edit, delete) ? Navigation How to connect Avalon Offshore to my WIfi gateway on the boat ? Why can't I see my boat on the navigation screen ? My tablet has no built-in GPS (e.g. iPad Wifi only devices). Can I use it when at sea ? Nautical Maps What kind of maps can be used with Avalon Offshore ? How to load my own maps ? How to buy map packs as in-app purchases within Avalon Offshore ? Can the purchased maps be used in several devices ? I have subscribed to Navionics Boating or Boating HD. Can I use those maps with Avalon Offshore ? Weather How to refresh weather data without computing a new route ? How to modify my weather data area ? Racing Option What is the racing option ? Is the racing option free ? How to access it ? 18 thoughts on “Q&A’s” admin Post authorMarch 4, 2015 at 7:47 pm Please feel free to use this page to ask any technical question Reply Erik Channell March 13, 2016 at 3:38 pm How do I request a polar for a stock Beneteau 423 (not performance) with a 140% genoa? Reply admin Post authorMarch 14, 2016 at 11:47 am No problem, I will add the Beneteau Oceanis 423 (stock) in the database. Reply admin Post authorMarch 15, 2016 at 6:18 pm The Oceanis Beneteau 423 ‘stock) is now available in the library of polars Good sailing, Phil Reply Nick Coombes March 20, 2017 at 9:02 pm excellent uk maps available soon ill reload avalon again as i will be able to use it now Reply admin Post authorMarch 29, 2017 at 3:18 pm Thanks, Yes we have signed a licence agreement to integrate Admiralty charts into Avalon. We are starting with UK, Croatia, Spain and Portugal. We have also added the mega quilted charts from the NOAA. Those are free. Their quality and precision and really great. We will use the same technology to integrate UKHO charts. Phil Reply Andreas Steffen June 27, 2017 at 6:24 pm Is there a polar of a Beneteau First 47.7 available? Thanks. Andreas Reply admin Post authorJune 27, 2017 at 7:34 pm Not yet but I can add it. Please note that this polar will only be available within Avalon. Once you have confirmed that you are an Avalon Offshore user, I will calculate and add this polar. Reply Andreas Steffen June 28, 2017 at 7:01 pm Hi Phil, i’m a Avalon offshore User V3.0.1. My Premium ends at 2018/04/28. I’ll use it first time in a few days in a race. And how can i add more than 1 waypoint? Thank you! A Reply admin Post authorJune 28, 2017 at 7:53 pm Hi Andreas, I will calculate and add the First 47.7 tomorrow so that you have it for the race. Please feel free to send us a picture of your boat if you want that we illustrate our polar database with it. Do you need the racing option for the race ? It is free in 2017 and will help you manage the start. If yes, there is a doc on how to get access to the racing version here: http://www.avalon-routing.com/new/documents/users-guide/ To add a second waypoint (and a third, a fourth, etc, etc), just tap on the blue line between the start and the first waypoint or the first waypoint and the arrival. You can create as many as you need with different parameters on each of them. I let you know when the 47.7 is ready. Good regatta, Phil Reply Andreas Steffen June 28, 2017 at 9:50 pm ..sounds great Phil. I got this waypoints and i created an Account with my mail adress. Do you need my Id-nr as well? And i’ll send a picture of my 47.7 to the devt mail, maybe it’s ok.. Many Thanks!! Andreas admin Post authorJune 28, 2017 at 10:16 pm I got the picture… very nice boat… thanks To validate you on the racing option, I need the id that you created when you connected to Avalon Cloud. Thanks, Phil Andreas June 29, 2017 at 9:28 pm Hi Phil, thank you for the 47.7 polar, looks very good…. But the App makes trouble. If i load a saved route or use an old route, the app freezes in the computing window. And i have to delete the App and Start again!? Do you have an idea? Regards. Andreas Reply admin Post authorJune 30, 2017 at 12:06 pm This can happen when you use routes that have been saved with an older version of Avalon, as saved route parameters have evolved over time. Please make sure that you are always using the latest Avalon version (now 3.0.1) and that should ensure consistency between saved routes. Another suggestion is to save your routes (calculated or navigation) on our server using the Avalon Cloud facility. This can also be use to share routes between tablets or even between friends. Phil Reply Christian July 7, 2018 at 1:40 pm Hello Phil, do you have the polar files of an RM 1200/Fora marine? I am thinking of starting with Avalon … Reply admin Post authorJuly 9, 2018 at 3:32 am Hi Christian, You will get much better results if you calculate the vpp by yourself using our Avalon VPP system as they will be customized to your boat setup. Please see the tab VPP on this site. There is also a video tutorial. However, il you prefer, we can calculate and add to our library a standard VPP file for the RM 1270 Phil Reply Henry Schultz November 30, 2018 at 2:57 am Plz load a Pearson 40 VPP. Thks Reply admin Post authorNovember 30, 2018 at 4:36 pm Hi, Should we load them in the standard library or as a model in Avalon VPP ?` The 2 options are possible but Avalon VPP is better as you can customize them as needed. Which sailsets do you need ? Phil Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.