Recent content by Pewit

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    App for tracking races, race practices, etc?

    I use RaceQs on the iPhone and preset the start time. Then I put it below deck in a waterproof cover. Great for analysis and doesn’t contravene class rules.
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    World Masters Games Regatta, Auckland, New Zealand - April 2017

    The Laser and Weta 4.4 Trimaran have been chosen for the regatta which will be held at Torbay Sailing Club, 30 mins North of Auckland. There's no qualification for the World Masters Games - you just have to be aged over 34. Lasers will be sailed in Full (Men) or Radial Rig (Mixed) Wetas will...
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    technology for sailors

    True if you buy an iPad outright the watch is cheaper - if you're only going to use it for this one task and you aren't concerned about updates or obselescence. However, if you're going to use it for other things or you're on a plan then the tablet/phone may pay for itself - just buy a local...
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    technology for sailors

    My take on this product is that it looks OK but with the programmable smartwatches from Apple and others all being released recently , you risk being stuck with a product which doesn't get developed that quickly and becomes an expensive piece of hardware. An alternative is to use an App such as...
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    2011 Rule Changes - NOT Fundamental Rule

    I'm a former Laser sailor now sailing sportsboats. The skipper on the boat I usually sail on wears a headcam created with a waterproof camera with a built-in GPS attached to a cheap cycling helmet. We use it to produce entertaining videos of our good races and screw-ups and but also as a...