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    Posted: 27 Dec 21 at 11:01pm
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Ahhh. 
Sail2WIN is $35/yr.
 Sorry about mixing up who I was responding to.  
The price is near the bottom description on the App Store.
Here's that link again.  
There’s a free trial period that I’m happy to extend to 60 days given we’re in the middle of winter.
During the trial period the app is fully functional. No restrictions, so you can really get to know what it provides and how it will help your sailing before deciding if you want to subscribe.
If you have a Garmin watch that will run it, you can download it to your watch using the Garmin App Store and then sync your watch using Garmin Connect or Garmin Express.
Not all Garmin watches will run Sail2WIN, so check the “Compatible Devices” tab on the App Store page for Sail2WIN to see if your watch will run it. If not the App Store probably won’t allow you to attempt to download it.
Do you have a Garmin watch and if so, which model ?
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p.s. Very strange formatting going on with these posts.
Is there some solution to that ??


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Dec 21 at 7:49pm
Sorry I'm referring to Sail2Win, my post must have crossed with your previous one (took me a while to complete it as I was trying to get it to download. I'm trying, unsuccessfully, to download it now...
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It was a one time charge of $20 for the “pro” version when I was using it.
The free version has some useful features and at that time you could pay around $5 each to add features that you wanted to use. In he App Store, scroll down to “In App Purchases” and there’s a list of add-on features & their cost.
I see that the basic app costs $9.99
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I'm finding it hard to discover how much the app costs?
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Part of the reason that I wrote the watch app was to have the information I want on my wrist rather than messing with a phone or a hand held GPS..
I did use my iPhone for a while before switching to a watch.
There are a number of apps for the iPhone that do some of what Sail2WIN now does.
I used iRegatta for a while. I generally liked it and got some of what I was looking for.
It’s inexpensive and the user’s guide is online so you can take a good look at what it does before taking it on the water.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Old Timer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Dec 21 at 11:00am
Originally posted by JeffStineSailing

Originally posted by 2547

I’m after getting speed and vmg display. 

Loads of apps that will display speed, are there any I can enter the wind bearing into to display VMG upwind?

As for relevance to the discussion, I believe this is the post that caught my eye and prompted my response. 

Your response was most relevant and useful. 

Do you have an iPhone app?
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Originally posted by 2547

I’m after getting speed and vmg display. 

Loads of apps that will display speed, are there any I can enter the wind bearing into to display VMG upwind?

As for relevance to the discussion, I believe this is the post that caught my eye and prompted my response. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JeffStineSailing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Dec 21 at 5:27pm
I use it in all of our club races.
If the use of a GPS is not banned in your class rules it useful in the following ways:
The start timer is useful whether you're sailing a pursuit format race or a normal 5,4,1 start.
The practice timer, separate from the starting timer, lets you take timed practice runs at the line to get yourself dialed in before the real start.
If you want to maximize upwind / downwind VMG it's useful.
If you're sailing in current you'll see your actual tacking angles which helps with layline calls.

If you have mark locations and a list of possible courses before the race, the navigation helps you nail laylines even in current, helps you maximize VMC (velocity along the rhumb line), and tells you where the next mark is right after you do a rounding.
If you need to know how long till the next rounding in order to get setup for the next rounding, knowing time to the mark is a real help.
There's plenty there that helps you get around a race course more efficiently.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Dec 21 at 5:22pm
Probably not very, given most dinghy classes don't allow any electronic aids beyond a watch and compass.   
This is the dinghy development page after all.
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