Sailing Costs

Discussion created by nriddick1 on Apr 23, 2013

I am attempting to determine the least cost path(s) for sailing from point A to B.  The ship I am dealing with has one sail and is very much subject to the wind.

Data I have:
- surface for wind speed and direction.
- Some information on ship speed in ideal conditions.
- Ships average speed.
- Areas where the ship would be at greater risk.

I have discovered that I can use the 'path distance' and 'cost path' tools to preform my analysis, however I am unsure how to use these tools properly and come out with a meaningful result.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!