Race Sailing Tack Optimizer Free Edition

3.8
32 reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

Race Sailing App to help you be the fastest boat on the race course Free Edition

Get the payed version without ADS and several new features here:

http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dahlhof.rsto2

This app is inspired by the RaceMaster TacTic compass and gives you similar information.

The course over ground and speed is determined by GPS this way taking fx current into consideration.

You can see if you are sailing the best VMG when tacking and when you sail downwind fx in light conditions you also optimize the VMG for getting down to the gate/bottom mark first :)

The display changes color telling you which tack you are on. So green means you are on a starboard tack.

This is only when you are using the app in VMG mode where you have set the course towards the top mark.

Use the app to help you giving you some more information while sailing. Remember that finding the stronger wind and doing the right decisions is more important than looking at instruments.

NOTES:
• High contrast mode is now available giving the display a B/W look
• Adjust timer minutes by swiping up/down on the Race Timer Display
• You can now choose to use sound beeps instead of the talking timer
• Can now show speed and track if desired by setting angle to "OFF"
• Display can be locked/unlocked by doing a long click on the VMG display
• Upsampling can be enabled to make the display more responsive

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velocity_made_good

Happy racing - and remember to have fun doing so ..../)
Updated on
May 28, 2015

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3.8
32 reviews
A Google user
August 2, 2018
Slider to set wind or mark direction is far too small, sensitive and touchy to use under real conditions (on a moving boat in the bright sun). App what be great otherwise, but interface makes it virtually unusable. Just add two big buttons that take it up or down 5 degrees! Then ditch the slider!
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Flemming Dahlhof Jensen
December 19, 2019
Update: The paid app has the plus minus 5 degrees buttons now... Unfortunately i do not maintain the free app anymore Yes I know the slider can be hard to set at the correct angle... Hmm not sure how to fix that one. Thanks for the feedback
A Google user
March 22, 2017
Very good app update! The beep function is clearly audible in strong winds!
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Flemming Dahlhof Jensen
May 5, 2015
Hi François Loncle, the new version of the app now supports beeps. Enjoy
A Google user
February 1, 2018
Does this app work with a smart watch or Android wear?
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Flemming Dahlhof Jensen
April 8, 2018
No, unfortunately not :)

What's new

= Version 1.0.7 =
Add High Contrast Mode
Adjusted the background of the main display
Updated misc libs
Moved the project to Android Studio

= Version 1.0.6 =
Fix for Timer start click detection
Sound loop fix for Android < 4.3
Updated the About box

= Version 1.0.5 =
Crash fix for SoundPool builder on non Lolipop devices

= Version 1.0.4 =
Timer can be configured to use beeps
Adjust timer minutes by swiping up/down in Race Timer view

= Version 1.0.3 =
It was time to change the launcher icon :)