Regatta racer swiss army knife. iRegatta is a tactical application that displays usefull data for regatta (Distance to the starting line, favorable side, cape, speed, wind direction and balance, VMG and so on...) and manages NMEA datas received to display them over WiFi with an iPad.
Basical version is free but useless without any in-app purchase. The pro version has basical settings to process NMEA and AIS datas and allows you to do much more ! iRegatta also provides numerous statistics and draw polar curves.
Needs NMEA data from boat tools in order to have all features available.
SailTimer calculates optimized sides on a map. It also provides exact distance and duration of each side and presents a quick and understandable display of optimized sides.
For cruising or race, it's important to be able to know the best speed on each side. Deviating from the wind increase speed but also increase distance where sailing to close from the wind reduce speed but also reduce distance. In order to help you, SailTimer constantly updates optimized sides.
You juste have to type cape, wind speed and route to follow to get best tacking edges.
Marines maps for some areas may be purchased in app, you may also want to purchase a import module to import NMEA datas (21,49 €).
iPolar calculates polar curves of a sailing ship with some parameters you have to specify, easy to identify:
- Length overall (LOA) - Waterline length (LWL, if not known, iPolar will use 95% of the LOA by default) - Speed - Mainsail surface - Jib surface - Symetrical spinnaker surface (not required) - Asymetrical spinnaker surface (not required)
As soon as all informations are filled, polar curves are computed. Then they may be displayed in graphs, tables or directly exported to Weather4D Pro or iRegatta.
Hard to be more specialized than this app which allows you to know gauge certificate of more thant 6 500 sailing ships in ORC Club. It also allows you to calculte in realtime compensated timers ! For exemple, you may know the time to do in order to beat a select opponent.
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