OUT WITH THE OLD. IN WITH THE NEW.
What the sailors have to say
it just makes our lives so much easier in the prestartWaszp World Champion
We're heading in this direction to get better quality racing. This is the future of sailing.M32 Class PRO
Victor Diaz de Leon
It's just really nice to be able to relax and also know that your pings are accurateEtchells, J/70, Melges 24 World Champion
RaceSense is a huge step forward for all of sailing, for all classesMatch Race, M32 World Champion
Control via tablet
The Race Control app is your hub for all things race management, from OCS reporting, timing, tracking, and more.
See competitor status
OCS boats populate a list immediately after the start: no more waiting to hear from the pin boat or check the list of OCS participants.
RaceSense is capable of making OCS calls accurate to 50 cm, with development underway to improve this further.
An Atlas 2
Yes! Select RaceSense events will have rental units available. That said, we think the Atlas 2 is the best sailing instrument on the water. Whether you’re sailing a traditional regatta, a RaceSense event, or just out for fun, nothing else comes close!
The Atlas 2 has state-of-the-art L1+L5 25 Hz GNSS. Working in combination with other sensors in the Atlas, the dual-band GNSS provides unmatched accuracy on the water.
We designed RaceSense to be easy to use, for both sailors and organizers. Race committee will install an Atlas 2 on each end of the starting line, to measure and broadcast the live position of the line to the fleet. A tablet running the Vakaros Race Control app onboard race committee allows the PRO to run starts, view OCS boats, start race timers, and more.
RaceSense is designed for fleets of over 100 boats. If you’re running a large event, please get in touch to discuss how we can best support you.
When you arrive at a RaceSense event, you’ll bring your Atlas 2 to check-in or measurement on the first day. An event volunteer will scan your device, make sure the software is up-to-date, and link it with your registration. From there, all you have to do is remember to turn the instrument on, and RaceSense will do the rest!
RaceSense only works with the Atlas 2. In fact, the Atlas 2 was designed from the ground up for RaceSense and caries special hardware just to support it. RaceSense requires accuracy beyond what other instruments are capable of.
RaceSense uses the shape of the boat to make OCS calls, and will call any part of the hull over the line no matter which direction you're sailing. This is made possible by the combination of the highly accurate magnetic compass and L1+L5 GNSS inside the Atlas 2--the system knows where the boat is and how it's oriented to the line.
We recommend being #AtlasEquipped everywhere you go. Additionally, at most RaceSense events, race committee will have a few spare units available should you misplace yours.