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Top iPhone And iPad Sailing Apps

There are some phenomenal sailing apps available in the Apple app store. Whether you need weather advice and forecasting, knot guides, flag signal information, racing rules or even a whole social sailing community they are all available. We have selected the very best for our top 10 iPhone and iPad sailing apps. Take a look at these and down load a few before your next voyage. 

Sailboat Race Starter


SRS is an ISAF Countdown Timer for racing sailboats.

✔ Includes sync feature which allows you to sync your time with the race committee if you miss the warning signal.

✔ Audible alerts and vibration as timer approaches race start.

✔ Mark both ends of the start line using GPS technology and the app will determine how far away from the line you are, and how long it will take to get there. The FIRST and ONLY app in the App Store to offer this feature.

✔ Screen stays alive and will not go to sleep during start sequence, unlike similar copycat apps.

This app is $5.99 and you can download it here.

Marine Charts


✓ All US charts included – No regional restrictions or individual charts to pay for and manage. Covers all NOAA Coastal, Great Lakes, and US Territories (USVI, Puerto Rico, etc…) also Army Corps charted major inland rivers.

✓ Most up-to-date charts – These charts are automatically updated every 7 days directly from NOAA’s servers.

✓ Online / Offline support – Not connected? Use thr offline map downloads and POIs for voyages when you aren’t connected to the internet.

✓ Integrated weather – Real-time weather and tide lookup including marine forecast, NOAA weather buoys, airport observations, and 3-day tides.


This app is available for $9.99 and you can download it here.

RYA Handy Racing Rules


Handy Racing Rules is a quick reference tool for the most common Racing Rules of Sailing, a mobile application equivalent to the very popular RYA Handy Guide. The text for the Rules Dispute Best Practice from the RYA is also included. All rules shown are referenced against the ISAF Racing Rules.

Racing Rules is part of a series of RYA applications developed in partnership with Imray and Tucabo. The Imray Marine Navigation series covers an extensive range of reference material useful to leisure sailors, fishermen, surfers and people involved in sea water sports. The Imray Marine products are intended for quick reference and learning.

Beautifully illustrated with diagrams and short, clear text. Quickly check and remind yourself about racing rules, right-of-way, room, penalties, signals and protest procedures.

- Principles
- Right of way
- Limitations
- Obstructions
- Conduct of the race, starting
- Penalties
- Incidents and protests

English, Spanish, Swedish

This app is available for $1.99 and you can download it here



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