The Sailing GPS Does What No Other GPS Can
The Sailing GPS is the first GPS in the world that accounts for the tacking that sailboats do. It can tell you the optimal tacking angles and your Tacking Time to Destination (TTD). Standard GPS chartplotters do not account for the fact that sailboats tack back and forth. But if they don’t know your tacking distances, how can they calculate your Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) correctly? The Sailing GPS solves this problem. It displays exactly how far each tack is, how long it will take to sail each tack, and the optimal tacks to arrive earliest. You can also use Google Maps to easily mark a few waypoints, and send them through the air to The Sailing GPS with Bluetooth. Much easier than manually entering long strings of numbers for the latitude/longitude of multiple waypoints.
The Sailing GPS can even learn the unique “polar plots” for your individual vessel. This is not just a generic polar plot for all sailboats of a certain type, or estimates from a simulation. The Sailing GPS learns your unique vessel’s actual performance on all different points of sail. It can then calculate your optimal tacking routes and Tacking Time to Destination (TTD). Later, you can transfer the polar plot data via Bluetooth to a PC, if you want to see your boat’s unique speed profile across wind angles and wind speeds. SailTimer Inc., the manufacturer of The Sailing GPS, received final patent approval in March of this year for its pioneering R&D.