Top 10 iPad Apps for Sailing
With over 50bn downloads from the Apple app store, it’s clear that you can find an app for almost anything. With lots of great sailing apps out there, we have made it simpler for you and shortlisted the best.
Navionics are renowned for their accurate navigational charts and you can now get access to these through your iPad with their interactive app that is presented with a clear and easy to use interface – plan your routes, predict your ETA and never get lost at sea again!*
2. Weather Pro
Get up to date and accurate weather information including seven day forecasts in three-hourly intervals for over 2 million locations! Upgrade to the pro version and you’ll benefit from real-time radar and satellite images too to help you prepare for changes in the weather whilst out on the water.
3. iRegatta Pro
A brilliant regatta app that will help you to make gains on the racecourse. Monitor your speed, sailing angle, wind direction, wind speed and even distance to the start line. A must have for any racing navigator.
4. ISAF Sailing Rules
Make sure you are a tack ahead of the rest with the Sailors International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) app. A great tool for quickly checking racing rules whilst on the water and if you’re unfortunate enough to land yourself in the protest room, this app will be invaluable!
5. Predict Wind
With highly accurate wind forecasts that can be pin pointed to your exact location, use this app to help you find the quickest route to your destination by wind power and win races!
6. Compass Eye
Want to know a real time bearing? This compass uses an impressive and fun to use overlaid camera view so you can hold it up against the horizon and see a bearing with ease.
7. UK Tides
Don’t be left high and dry, make sure you’ve got the daily tide times of over 600 locations to hand with the UK Tides app. Find the heights of low and high waters in the UK, create your favourites list and search locations by name with this easy to use interface.
8. Reeds Digital Almanac
There’s no need to carry around a heavy almanac onboard your yacht anymore – simply download this easy to use app to access information on hundreds of ports, plan your route and monitor the weather.
9. Ship Finder
Use Ship Finder to see information about any vessel on the water with real time “virtual radar” AIS maps of coastal locations across the world. It’s especially useful when trying to track a particular boat in a race or to keep in touch with friends’ boats whilst cruising.
10. Marine Rules and Signals
This app provides everything you need to know about the rules of the road and signals whilst at sea. A useful tool to make sure you understand navigational buoys, lights, flag signals and radio calls so that you remain safe whilst navigating on the water.
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* Remember to always use paper charts in addition to electronic navigation tools.
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