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.


Latest Regattas

Techno World Cup U 15 Girls
Techno World Cup U 17 Boys
Techno World U 17 Girls

Latest Races

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picture fawalsh / NYC Single Handed Championship Race
picture Cassiopeia / Inshore Cruising Kos Blue
picture SailRacer / Race 1
picture MMYC / Sun20 Heat 4 Winter Series
picture Humpybong / Social Sailing

Record your yacht racing using a GPS tracker, and replay with TackTracker. It's fun, and you'll learn things you may never see on the water.

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:

  • Do you know how high or fast you or your competitors are sailing?
  • How much less distance the winner travelled upwind?
  • How fast your competitors come off each tack?
  • What are the major factors that got them in front the last race?
  • What is your most effective sailing angle downwind?
  • Do you know really what won or lost the last race?

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:

  • Watch a 6 minute TackTracker Tour Video
  • Visit the TackTracker Cloud and watch both live and recorded races in our Web Player.
  • Download and install the free TackTracker Player application for PC or Mac for the most powerful TackTracker experience.
  • Get yourself a free 14 day Race Editor trial license giving you full access to all race editor functionality.
  • Install the free TackTracker App for your iPad or iPhone from the Apple App Store.

We hope you have fun using TackTracker and that it helps you improve your sailing.

Latest News

TackTracker 5.12 Released

With Release 5.12, Tracker adds printing support so now you can print the map area of the screen.

The Race Editor has a bunch of improvments too. For example, setting a course with fixed marks is now much easier. Course marks named the same as a nearby Landmark will automatically snap to the Landmark location.

See the full release notes for Mac and Windows.

Europe Summer Season Hotting Up

The European Summer sailing season is well under way and both SailRacer and sportsXstream are fast filling their calendar of tracking events. And once again TackTracker will be tracking Sail for Gold from June 2-6. Make sure you keep an eye on the TackTracker Cloud for the latest racing.