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Add a Sailing mode to your Garmin watch! This app has a start timer that helps you nail your start, a mark mode that gives you bearing and distance to the next mark on your race course, a tide view (US only) that tells you what the tides are doing now, and if you are in Puget Sound it will also tell you about local winds. The screens are designed to be quickly readable while presenting the information that you want while out on the water. </p>

What’s New

New in 3.2:</p><p>* Uses HTTPS to talk to the server, so it works with the latest watch and phone OS versions.</p><p></p><p>New in 3.1:</p><p>* Marks screen shows relative angle indicator on edge of screen</p><p>* Configure fields on timer screen</p><p>* Setting to enable automatic switching to marks screen at race start</p><p>* Major bug fix in tide charts</p><p></p><p>New in 3.0:</p><p>* UI restructured for round watches with hard buttons (also works on VivoActive3)</p>

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • GPS location
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Average Rating: (24 Ratings)

Francois LEDUEY
August 24, 2021 | Version 3.23

Bonne appli. Est il possible de rajouter des écrans configurables. Une fois le départ pris, sélection vitesse seule, cap, ou heure. Merci pour cette appli qui correspond déjà à nos attentes

August 13, 2021 | Version 3.23

application simple, ou il n'est pas nécessaire de toucher un bouton du début jusqu’à la fin de la manche, ce qui est appréciable en windsurf ou 49er ou vos mains sont occupés tout le temps. je regrette que dans l’historique des activités la vitesse maxi en kts n'y soit pas et que la distance parcourue soit en km et non en milles.

Luke Doherty
January 2, 2021 | Version 3.23

Good, but a bit buggy. Loading marks from caltopo is broken again, so stuck with being unable to update marks. Also exiting the app has a bug that causes the app to launch another activity (run, bike, walk) when exiting the sailing app. Annoying but not as big a problem as marks not loading.

Developer Reply
January 4, 2021, alexphredorg

Thanks for letting me know about the Caltopo loading. This depends on a service run by me, and it was offline temporarily. I've fixed that. What watch are you using? I've never heard of the second issue (I don't even think it is possible for one app to launch another) and would like to see if I can reproduce it.

December 2, 2020 | Version 3.23

Absolute best racing app i have used in years. Now i actually use my Garmin watch for racing. Count-down timer is extremely easy to start and to sync. Once race has started it immediately shows you SOG and COG, and records/maps the whole race from the time you start your count down timer.

August 27, 2020 | Version 3.23

Please make this available for the INSTINCT SOLAR and similar devices. I will replacement of the HR I had to go with a newer version

Mike Thorsen
June 23, 2020 | Version 3.12

Great app, used it last year to help find marks. Although the most recent update isn’t allowing me to update my marks from caltopo. Any suggestions for how to get this to work?

Developer Reply
June 29, 2020, alexphredorg

Sorry about that bug, I fixed this in 3.2.

Kirk Dovie
June 10, 2020 | Version 3.12

I have Garmin 945. Created maps with marks. Tried loading and it just says "Loading Marks" and (no marks) at the top. I've tried uninstalling and just loading default marks too with same results of it saying Loading Marks forever. What am I doing wrong?

Developer Reply
June 29, 2020, alexphredorg

This is fixed in version 3.2

Richard Vine
November 6, 2019 | Version 3.12

I've given 5 star because I think this is what I'm looking for and it's me who's the idiot. I love the timer countdown. I dinghy race, so immediately the race starts I want to be able to tap the screen and switch straight to COG and SOG. But I don't ever seem to be able to find that screen except by accident.

Developer Reply
November 6, 2019, alexphredorg

There is a setting for this. The settings are a little hidden. On your phone go into the ConnectIQ app, click the watch icon on top and go into "my device apps". Pick "Sailing" and then "Settings". There is an option at the bottom called "Sailing Layout for Timer Screen" and you can pick big COG or big Timer.

Michael J Gourlay
August 11, 2019 | Version 3.11

Does not work on my fenix 5. Several screens say to "press menu to..." but pressing menu does nothing.

Developer Reply
August 26, 2019, alexphredorg

Please try the latest version, I uploaded a fix for this.

Rupert Tildesley
August 6, 2019 | Version 3.11

Sadly it crashes my Fenix 5 so have been unable to use it at all

Developer Reply
August 26, 2019, alexphredorg

Please try 3.12 and later versions, this should be fixed.

August 2, 2019 | Version 3.11

Crashes my Fenix 5+ every time

Developer Reply
August 26, 2019, alexphredorg

Please try the latest version.

August 2, 2019 | Version 3.11

What an awesome app! Great job! As someone who does recreational racing out of Shilshole, it was exciting to find an app with everything I was looking for, and it already has the marks we use in there

Mark Jones
July 30, 2019 | Version 3.11

This is great as a start watch for dinghy sailing. But would be perfect if it could show heart rate, hr zones and record a gps track, any chance this could be added?

Developer Reply
July 30, 2019, alexphredorg

It does record heart rate and a GPS track, check garmin connect after finishing a race. I don't think of sailing as an aerobic activity, but can add heart rate display in a future version with more flexible data screens.

Michael Klaar
July 25, 2019 | Version 3.02

Nice, useful app although I would prefer to start and stop with the button of the watch rather than tappung on the screen. One problem: if i change in settings to hide the first screen, the app doesn't work anymore on my Vivoactive 3.

Developer Reply
July 30, 2019, alexphredorg

Thanks for the bug report, I'll check into it. I don't have a va3 to test on, so have just been using Garmin's default mapping for what are hard buttons on other devices to touch screen on the va3. Do the bike/running Garmin apps use the button or screen touch for start/stop? You could email me.

Matthew Richardson
April 17, 2019 | Version 2.31

I love the app. I've used it many times on my Vivoactive HR and now on my Vivoactive 3. Is there a way I can customise the main sailing screen (once the race has started) so that for example Race time and SOG are in the big digits and COG is small at the bottom?

Developer Reply
July 30, 2019, alexphredorg

I've added this option to the latest version.

Tony Goold
September 30, 2018 | Version 2.31

Hi I am useing this app on a vivoactive 3. However I am getting an IQ! Error. It seems to occur when I am outside and GPS is functioning. Useing the latest software as I update as they are released

Jonas Gynther
September 29, 2018 | Version 2.31

I used my vivoactive 3 watch today on my sailboat. I was expecting to be able to see the current speed instead of max speed. I couldn't change any views or display while sailing. Other than that it worked perfectly well. Thank you.

Developer Reply
September 30, 2018, alexphredorg

Could you email me through the contact the developer button? I’d like to understand your experience better. There is no max speed function and you should be able to switch between screens by swiping up and down (the VA3 is heavily touch based).

Kyle Gundersen
September 17, 2018 | Version 2.11

Please make this available for the vivoactive3 and similar devices. After my 3rd replacement of the HR I had to go with a newer version

Developer Reply
September 23, 2018, alexphredorg

Vivoactive 3 support was added in the latest version. Please let me know how it works for you, I don't have a real device to test it on.

Paul Hickman
July 1, 2018 | Version 2.11

I love the app, but keep getting stuck in an add marks screen whilst racing. Is there a way to switch the marks function off? I don't need it.

Developer Reply
September 18, 2018, alexphredorg

I can add this to a future version.

Christopher Russell
April 4, 2018 | Version 2.11

I love this app on my Vivoactive HR, Just purchased a Vivoactive 3 and probably planning on retiring my Vivoactive HR in the near future. Any chance you will be adding the Vivoactive 3 to compatible devices?

Developer Reply
April 4, 2018, alexphredorg

I love that the app is useful to you. I'd like to port the app to more watches, but don't have a lot of free time for it. I published the source code and it would be great to have others help with it. I'm a little unsure of how great the VA3 user interface will be for sailing, since there is only one physical button. The touchscreen doesn't work so well when wearing sailing gloves.

Spencer Martin
July 9, 2017 | Version 2.01

Great app! The tides are extremely helpful. Have you considered a stand alone widget for tides - many water sport users would benefit from this feature and there are no others available.

Developer Reply
September 23, 2018, alexphredorg

On the latest versions you can hide all other screens and just get the tide screen.

Mat Selby
February 25, 2017 | Version 1.0

The app is great. I have used in a few races and it is great to have the read outs. I am based in Western Australia. Is it possible to add the ability to mark the gun boat (1st boat) across the line, so you can work out the difference. Race time somewhere would also help. Cheers

Developer Reply
March 19, 2017, alexphredorg

Race time is shown on the lower left of the screen after the start sequence has completed. I'll add a finish feature in a future version that allows you to get elapsed time between boats going across the finish line.

January 3, 2017 | Version 1.0

So good to have a sailing related app! Is there anyway for it to do local tides? I'm in NZ so don't care about all the us ones. Also would prefer vibration on each minute and every last 10 seconds within the minute, and then every second in the last 10 seconds

Developer Reply
January 17, 2017, alexphredorg

I can easily change the timer in the next version, thanks for the recommendation. There isn't enough space in the app for me to put tides for all regions (and I don't have source code for NZ tides). I have some ideas on how to improve this, but for now it would be major coastal US regions. I will also make it so that you can hide the tides and winds if you don't use them. I did make a version that downloaded tides over the internet, but it was too slow for me to feel comfortable releasing it.

October 27, 2016 | Version 1.0

awesome, thank you!