More Than Just A Compass
Are you a racing sailor who’s ready to start winning more races? RegattaRecon Performance Sailing app for Apple’s iPad and iPhone is an easy-to-use alternative to expensive standalone instruments like the TackTick and Velocitek units. In addition to an advanced digital sailing compass, the app includes an integrated head/lift indicator, sailing race timer, and gives you the ability to record up to six finishers so that phrf calculations are a breeze.
How it Works
Simply sail your course close-hauled on the starboard tack and once it’s optimal press the large number in the center of the main Compass screen (at right). This tack angle is then displayed between the two arrows at the top of the compass screen. As you sail, the large number acts as your compass heading. The graduated graphics at the bottom on either side of the boat alert you to how many degrees (each black bar = 1 degree and each red bar = 5 degrees) up to 22 degrees, off your ideal (port = red boat, starboard = green) tack you are.
To use the Countdown Timer functionality just press the icon in the top right corner of the Compass screen and the app switches to the Timer screen (at right). Press the blue Start Timer button and select from 1 to 6 Minutes as the countdown time. At this point you can return to the Compass screen as the timer will “blow a horn” to alert you to the various guns as you race towards the start line. Once the race starts, the timer begins counting up and you can record your finish time and the time of 6 other boats by pressing the same blue button (now labeled Finished Gun).
- Advanced digital sailing compass and head/lift indicator
- No Wi-Fi, mobile connection or GPS needed or used
- Sailing race timer and ability to record up to six finishers
- Available in 8 languages (English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Dutch, German, Italian and Portuguese)
- Simple and Inexpensive Mounting and Waterproofing Solutions