The Velocitek ProStart is the essential electronic tool for racing sailboats, small keelboats, and dinghy sailors. There are two primary modes this GPS based unit works to help out the competitive sailor.
a) Pre Start - using the boat and pin settings, a team can set the start line into the GPS. Then the clock is used as a countdown timer so the unit displays distance to the line and time to the start. That's all the info necessary for a great start!
b) During the race the unit displays speed and angle, so while racing the primary info needed for racing can be tracked. Angle is a great aid to figuring out wind shifts and speed can help mode the boat based on expected speeds at various amounts of wind.
With the ProStart, when you hear or see any type of start signal it’s the always the same drill: just hit the GUN button. If the timer isn’t running, it will start. If the timer is running it will sync.
Synced to the wrong signal? No problem; the ProStart lets you independently adjust the number of minutes on the timer while the seconds keep on rolling.
THE BEST START LINE TOOL EVER
The ProStart, is specifically designed, from the ground up, to give you the easiest, most accurate distance to line measurements ever.
Setting the line is as simple as telling your crew to press the boat button as you sail by the RC and then the pin button as you sail by the pin.
Once you’ve pinged both ends of the line, the ProStart uses the latest WAAS-augmented GPS technology to spit out an accurate distance to line measurement twice a second.
Sailing World called the ProStart "Possibly the greatest electronic racing gadget of this decade,” and Practical Sailor gave it their prestigious Editor's Choice award.