iPhone with TackTracker App running Live Record

Instructions for Phone Tracking - Centrally Managed

These instructions are for competitors asked to track using their phones and have someone manage their tracking centrally. This person will provide competitors with a TackTracker account name to delegate to. As well as the instructions below, we have created this short video:

Instructions for Competitors

Your race organiser will be providing live tracking and asks you to participate.

Each competing boat will need one smartphone set up to track their race. If you have several smartphones on board, decide up front which one to use. There are some setup steps you need to do and its best to do them well in advance of the race. On the race day, all you will need to do is to turn tracking on.

Get your phone ready for tracking

Get your phone ready for tracking now following these steps:

  1. Install the TackTracker App on your Phone

    TackTracker has apps for both iOS and Android devices. Search the App Store or Google Play Store for "TackTracker":

    Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play

    If you installed the app a while ago, please update it to pick up any essential fixes made since last use.

  2. Set your Phone up for Tracking:
    • Start the TackTracker app. If on iOS, touch the "Live Record" tab.
    • Switch ON (touch the slider switch at the top left corner of the app.)
    • If this is your first time, complete the information requested. You will be asked for name, email address and a track label to be shown on the map.
    • When asked, Is the tracking managed by someone else?, Select Yes and enter the account name provided by your organiser.
    • With setup complete, you will be shown your Tracker ID. Let your organiser know what it is.
    • You are all set! Switch Tracking off for now by turning off the slider switch .
Be sure to charge your phone prior to your race session. Take a power pack if your race session will be long.

Tracking your Race Session

Turn on tracking well before your race start. Don't wait to the last minute - you will forget in the hectic final moments.

To turn on tracking:

  1. Start the TackTracker app. If on iOS, touch the "Live Record" tab.
  2. Switch ON
  3. Touch Start

To turn off tracking

  1. Return to the TackTracker app
  2. Switch OFF