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Top 10 iPad and iPhone apps for Boating, Yachting and Sailing

With the advent of mobile technology, many applications have mushroomed for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The apps vary from music to games, but all of them are purely for entertainment. Nonetheless, there are quite a number of applications that are designed for functional use. One of this is the different apps for boating, sailing and yachting.

With the increasing number of young sailors these days, it comes as no surprise that software developers have likewise created very functional programs that are helpful for boaters, sailors and yacht racers.Setting anchors aweigh gets easier and easier in the modern boating age because whatever you need, there’s probably an App for that!

1.Yachting Weather
“Yachting Weather” is the cost-free and user- friendly weather App for iPod Touch,iPhone and iPad build to receive precise sea weather predictions for the next 3 days-or with an update to “Yachting Weather PRO”- for the next five days.• You receive exact predictions for your designated position due to the high spatialresolution of 0,25o

2.RYA Handy Racing Rules
For anyone who needs to make a quick reference to the Racing Rules of Sailing, this really is a tremendously handy app in every sense of the word. RYA Handy Racing Rules is the iPad equivalent to the very popular RYA Handy Guide and all rules shown are referenced against the ISAF Racing Rules, so you can be certain that you’re playing by the book!

3.NavX Marine Navigation
iNavX Marine Navigation provides detailed chart coverage: West Coast, Gulf Coast,East Coast, Great Lakes, Alaska, Hawaii, and US Virgin Islands. With iNavX™ you can use the built in location services (i.e. GPS, cell tower, WiFi) toplot your position in real-time on the multi-touch scrolling and zooming and rotating(including course up) marine chart

4.Classic Boat
Every month Classic Boat showcases the world’s most beautiful classic yachts alongside a wealth of news,invaluable restoration advice, opinions and reviews by the best writers in the business.

 

5.Windfinder
Best iPad Apps for SailingLearn to distinguish your gusts from your gales and become the wind guru you’ve always to be with this simple app. Don’t worry if you’re find yourself in the middle of nowhere! All your wind, wave and weather data can be accessed for 25,000 locations worldwide- any time, any where

6.Ship Finder
Provides near real time “virtual radar” AIS maps of ports and locations across the world. Whether it’s a boat that you know or a boat that you don’t, you should be able to hunt it down it using this easy-to-use app.

7.SiMON2
This is a fresh new graphical design of the SiMON Monitoring/Alarm system for avessel’s owner, captain and crew.SiMON2 operates wirelessly around the yacht and dock to provide the captain andcrew direct, remote viewing of Engines, Generators, Electrical Bus, Bilge Status,Tank Levels, Security, and Alarms.

8.Knot Guide
The Knot Guide is a simple, practical app that will prove useful to any sailor. It has 97 knots ready for you to untangle, as well giving you tips on how to make yours last. There’s also a “knot lingo” section to help you learn and speak the terms like a pro!

9.Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race
Keep up to date with the latest news and boat positions in the 2011/12 ClipperRound the World Race.Plus find out about the team members, the ports they will be visiting and the photosand video they take along the way.

10.Man Over-Board
Man Over-Board app works by turning it on while underway. A button will show the user where to head to pick up the overboard crew. The efficiency of the application has made it one of the most downloadable applications for smartphones.

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