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GPS Watch

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:51 am
by Djric
A question was posted on Facebook - whether a watch with the features shown at Image is allowed under class Rules. This watch's features include distance to line, burn time to line, and upwind tack lift/header information.

This watch cannot be used/worn while racing because these feaures are not included in the permitted list in C.5.1 (1) and (3).

Happy new Year everyone
David Rickard

Re: GPS Watch

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:41 pm
by Rick

These types of watch are becoming more common with some people choosing to wear a watch like this on a daily basis?

Should the rule evolve to permit these types of device?

I can't see how anyone could be looking at burn time as they sail towards the start line; there is too much going on on a Musto to do that ... I can see these being useful oh crewed boats and keelboats but it wouldn't bother me if people used this type of watch.