iRegatta is a tactical Regatta application as well as a crusing navigation application for the iPhone.
The PRO version automatically includes the basic, NMEA0183 and AIS in-app-purchases that are available in the regular version, and offers additional in-app-purchases.
The build-in GPS unit and the unique graphical possibilities of the iPhone, makes it ideal for such an application.
If you have a iPhone anyway, this is a cheap way to introduce you to the benefits of a GPS device, to help you leverage your regatta sailing performance.
A downside is of cause the fact that your iPhone/iPad is not waterproof! But there are products out there, where you can put your iDevice into, to make it waterproof and still be able to operate it. In this way you can either mount it near your other instruments on your keelboat or strap it to your arm if you are sailing a dinghy.
Here you can see your 4 most important readouts, fore instance Heading, Speed, VMG and Performance.
There also is a lift indicator, showing you if you have been lifted by a wind shift, and graphs showing the development in your speed and VMG over a configurable amount of time and a permormance bar.
Set your wind direction by storing your heading while sailing on upwind on starboard and port tack, or simply type it in.
Here you have your count down (including sync), and you can mark your starting line and iRegatta will calculate the distance to the line and indicate the favorite line end, if wind direction is set.
View your current position and trip odometer and max speed since last reset. You'll also see a polar diagram with your speed and VMG (wind speed dependent).
Navigate to your favorite pre-stored waypoints, or create a new temporary waypoint by cross bearing using the iPhone internal camera, or by distance/bearing.
Record your track and view it on the map or export it for further analysis to your computer.
Instead of internal GPS you can get instrument information over WiFi from NMEA0183 instruments.
AIS data received over WiFi will be displayed in a Radar-like view.
Read more detailed information on the apps web page.
In the WiFi NMEA section of the settings, you now have a new setting called 'Use NMEA team'.
If you have several iRegatta devices connected to the same NMEA network (and your NMEA-to-WiFi device is bi-directional), pre-start actions like pinging the line or countdown actions are synced between the iRegatta devices using a proprietary NMEA sentence.
Ratings and Reviews
Waypoint spurious entry error
I thought just the job for my weekend racing, but I simply cannot enter waypoints. After entering a waypoint and when I "SAVE" it actually does not save the Lat and long that I entered, it actually puts in something else ? Which not only makes it useless, but if you have not checked what you saved in terms of coordinated potentially dangerous. I tried with GPS on/off and all manner of combinations but whenever I save the waypoint it simply changes the lat and long. Have I missed something ? There is no phone number so you cant check or talk to anyone and I have not had any answer to my inquiry email. Very dissapointing, but worse a complete waste of money.
To add to my first point, restarting ipad does not help
This is potentially a superb app for racing and I can see where it is going, but i desperately needs to work properly. No GPS speed or bearing working, but the map function is OK. Come on guys, get it updated, working and then it will be fantastic.
- 36.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Zifigo
- In-App Purchases
- 12 month of Wartsila WMS maps. £20.99
- iRegatta Pro Race Analysis £3.99
- Apple Watch integration £2.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.