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See the Wind Instrument in boat shows & new YouTube sailing channels

All sailors need wind information.  The SailTimer app on iOS (and soon on Android) can provide a quick and easy display of your optimal tacks and Tacking Time to Destination.  If the app is connected to the wireless, solar-powered SailTimer Wind Instrument™, as the wind changes your optimal tacks update automatically.  As shown in the new 20-second YouTube clip below, the Wind Instrument is for sailboats of all sizes, from keelboats to dinghy sailboats. No wires to install down the mast.

There are also some YouTube sailing channels starting to demo the Wind Instrument, which you may be interested to subscribe to.  You can see the Wind Instrument running in very light winds at the beginning of this Tasman Bay crossing on the South Island of New Zealand (note the interesting display of the boat's compass heading/speed within the video). The same channel Sailing Taranto also posted an unboxing video and setup on Android.  In the northern hemisphere, s/v Dijan has a channel showing boat projects before heading down the US Intra-Coastal Waterway. This episode shows initial unboxing and test mount.  If anything is unclear when using the Wind Instrument or apps, we have prompt technical support at the click of a mouse.

BOAT SHOWS:  SailTimer had a booth recently at the New England Boat Show shown above. If you are in the San Francisco Bay area, we will also be displaying at the Pacific Boat Show from Thursday April 19th to Sunday April 22nd.  Look for booth D15 if you want to see the SailTimer Wind Instrument™ first-hand.


SailTimer Air Link:  Connects wired and wireless devices. 

The Air Link can send your NMEA 0183 data on wifi to mobile apps such as MID WiFi, Sail Buddy, iSailor or iRegatta.

Or, if you have our wireless Wind Instrument, the Air Link can receive the Bluetooth transmissions and has wiring terminals to connect to NMEA devices like a GPS chartplotter or autopilot. 

It can even let you check temperature and wind conditions on your boat in a web browser from home or office.

Version 2.1 of the Air Link starts shipping this week, with updates to the web browser interface.  It can now also retransmit the incoming Bluetooth wind data on wifi.  $299.99 - full details here.




SailTimer Wind Instrument:  Advanced features, low price. 

Wireless, so no wires to install down the mast.  Works with lots of apps on Android and iOS.  For boats of all sizes - no 12v battery required.  Submersible.  Digital compass right in the wind direction arrow, so it works with a rotating mast.  The only anemometer designed for sailboats:  when sailing along heeled over, the wind cups turn into propellers to maintain equal accuracy.  You can even raise it for quick use without needing to lower or go up the mast.  $350 - ships in 2-4 days


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