Sailing GPS Does What No Other GPS Can

The Sailing GPS Does What No Other GPS Can

Racers and cruisers alike are going to love this new GPS gadget specific to sailors!

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.

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About Robert Richardson

Sailing is a passion and I have been on the water since I was five. Sunfish, Enterprise, Laser, Flying Junior, Hobie Cat, Prindle and Windsurfer were great fun. Here on the West Coast larger boats come into play with Race Committees.