• Expedition



    Expedition 101 and Advanced Expedition Modules

    The information age is hitting sailing full force. Today's top racers use on-board computers to optimize racing strategy and boat performance on the fly (while also compiling data for later analysis). Expedition Webinars show how to use Expedition software to improve your racing. As a software training program, this course is perfectly suited to on-line Webinar delivery.Two-time America's Cup winning navigator Peter Isler

    Available as a recorded, on-demand seminar presented by Peter Isler, our Expedition 101 course focuses on Expedition fundamentals and provides both a broad overview and specific details on effective use of all of Expedition's features. More info follows on this page...

    For those with a good grip on the Expedition 101 curriculum the advanced courses drill down into advanced practices and refinement of four Expedition Modules. Click to Jump to Advanced Module Info.

    Expedition 101:

    Using Expedition Software, two-time America's Cup winning navigator and Expedition expert Peter Isler leads the program. After a walk-through of the set up and features of the software, Peter uses a combination of demonstrations, hands-on simulation exercises and case studies.
    You learn both inshore and offshore racing functions including:
    • Understand and operate navigation window
    • Download and use different nautical charts
    • Create a course and navigate
    • Set up instrument output channels
    • Customize/personalize settings
    • Improve utility of your sailing instrument data
    • Understand and use Strip Chart for data analysis and instrument tuning
    • Understand and use logging features
    • Understand and use logplayer and simulator applications
    • Load, insert, use and modify polars
    • Understand and use starting line applicationExpedition Software
    • Download and activate wind/tide gribs and read them in Expedition
    • Create and Load sail chart
    • Use sail chart/ sail selection tool
    • Download and load GRIB files
    • Perform Weather routing tasks
    • Create an Optimized Route

    Preparation:  Download and install Expedition on a Windows PC/ Laptop.
    Download sample files.
    Go through pre-course exercises.
    (Allow approximately 4 hours for this process.) 

    Note: If you are not a licensed Expedition owner/user, North U. Expedition Webinar participants can download a free temporary (4 week) full version of Expedition for the webinar. Participants will also have the ability to buy Expedition at a discounted price either before or after the course. Download and pricing information below.
    If you are a current Expedition owner/user then we recommend that you check to be sure you have the current/ latest version, as that is what we will be teaching from.  Upgrades are free for current owners.

    Class Time: You should have Expedition up and running along with your web browser and headset (or built in sound).

    Home Work: Half way through the course there will be approximately 4 hours of homework.

    Note: If you are having trouble getting the .grb files to work using Internet Explorer, please try an alternate browser.  Many have had success with Firefox.

    Follow Up: You can review the course over and over again, at your leisure, for 90 days from the first log-in. There will also be a user group blog to share ideas and experiences.

    Price: The Full course is US$150.

    To enroll, click here.

    To download the free demo version of Expedition:
    - Go to: http://www.expeditionmarine.com
    - Download & install trial version
    - Email the Site Code that you receive to Nick White
    - Note in the email that you are attending the North U Expedition Webinar so you get an extended trial key code.
    - You will receive a Temporary Key Code for you to use on your computer.
    To Purchase Expedition:
    If you do not currently own the Expedition Software, but would like to purchase it through North U, the cost is US$1,295.
    When you purchase Expedition through North U, the Webinar is included at no additional charge.  For webinar attendees, you will have the option to also purchase Expedition AFTER the webinar and after you have had time to work with the trial software. This offer is available for 90 days from your webinar registration.  

    Contact North U directly to arrange the purchase: Fran@NorthU.NorthSails.com

    To enroll in any Expedition Webinar,
    click here

    To view the full North U Seminar schedule and registration page, click here.