Function: Racing Start Timer, Navigation
- NMEA data display of up to 12 separate data points
- GPS and NMEA data
- Start line setting
- Lift indication
- Distance to start line
- Time to start line
- Charting of Speed and VMG
- Countdown Timer
Tracking can be started by holding your finger on the Tracks button. It will turn from Red to Green and start recording your track.
The Waypoints tab allows you to input waypoints and save them in a list. By holding the Waypoints button down it will also turn from Red to Green and start navigation to a waypoint. The waypoints page shows the waypoint that you are currently navigating to along with bearing and distance.
The Statistics page shows max speed, trip odometer, latitude and longitude. A polar diagram also shows the VMG according to the wind direction. The polar diagram can be enlarged by tapping on it.
The wind tab allows the setting of the wind direction and tack angle. This can be done manually or automatically by sailing on port and starboard tacks and setting the sailing angle.
The Maps tab can show your current location on a map but you need a cell connection or WiFi connection to download the maps in real time.
The Timer function is a countdown timer that you can use at the start of the race. It also has other cool features that will give you an edge at the start line. It has incorporated into it a start line function which allows you to set the position of the port and starboard sides of the start line. With the wind direction entered, iRegatta can then calculate the favored side of the start line and show it with a green arrow. The distance and time to the line are also displayed. Once the timer hits zero the main screen is brought up displaying the GPS or NMEA data.
The NMEA data display shows the dozen or so points that can be displayed
The author has done a great job in putting all these functions into a very functional and usefull app. I am looking forward to using iRegatta during our races this summer. I will give you more feedback then. Is there anyone else using iRegatta? I would love to hear from any one who has used it.