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.
Did you know that iPhones are a low cost way to get into live tracking?
All you need do is publish your next race in advance and ask competitors with an iPhone to download the TackTracker App and use the Live Recorder to track their race.
Each iPhone user gets 14 days bonus Tracking Rights - so there's a great reason to give it a try. Visit our iPhone and iPad page for more information.
Our Partners SailRacer and sportsXstream will be using TackTracker to track the racing at this years Sail for Gold regatta at Weymouth UK from June 9 to 13. This is a huge event and we're expecting over 200 JT600 trackers to be tracking up to eight different races at any point in time.