TackTracker is a comprehensive GPS tracking system for sailing and other water sports.
We have solutions for everyone from individual competitors and coaches through to clubs, associations and event organizers. TackTracker is an Australian company with the only system that seamlessly integrates both logged and live tracking and runs on multiple platforms including PC, Mac, web player, iPhone and iPad.
As a racing yachts person, you know that moving up the fleet takes knowledge and experience. But this can take a long time, simply because the information you need is not available. For example:
Use TackTracker to find out.
With TackTracker you can replay your race at home or at the yacht club, and find out what really happened. TackTracker is the tool every sailor needs to improve their performance on the water!
Track your racing with a simple GPS logger and review your performances afterwards. Or carry a live tracker so your coach or family can watch the action in real time on their browser or iPad. Either way, you can share your tracks with your competitors using the TackTracker Cloud and publish your racing to your own home page.
TackTracker is much more than a race player. It is a race analyser - giving leg by leg and tack by tack information on how far each competitor has sailed, how fast they were going, and how high they pointed on both port and starboard tack. TackTracker can even deduce the ambient wind direction, and indicate which tack a boat is on at any time, and whether it was close hauled, reaching or running!
It's fun to play your track around the course, and there are plenty of things to learn. The real value is attained when a number of sailors get together and share their tracks with each other. Then you can ascertain who travelled the shortest distance on the windward leg, who was sailing fastest, and who highest. At moments in the race where you may have fallen back, you can see what you were doing in relation to the other boats you were competing with.
Here are some things you can do now to try out TackTracker:
We hope you have fun using TackTracker and that it helps you improve your sailing.
Its a fact of life that races get postponed, and when watching a live race from afar, this can get confusing. TackTracker now shows the Answering Pennant when a live race is postponed and even gives an explanatory message to viewers!
Continuing our story of continuous improvement: TackTracker recently released 5.13 - with handy features for users publishing many races in big regattas.
Stay tuned for an updated iPhone app too - we've just submitted an update to show each boat's current speed and heading in the competitor list. This was requested by coaches for the Australian Sailing Team using an iPad on the coach boat.