To enter the starting mode – click on Start button at the bottom right of the screen when the preparation signal is given. The countdown timer starts right away.
During the start more parameters will be displayed on the screen:
There is a horizontal line in the middle of the rose. The line is divided into two parts giving distances to the port and the starboard laylines.
Before the start take into account the GPS accuracy and monitor speed – make sure it is not over the speed measured during pre-start.
When the count down is running, SailRacer app calculates the “ideal” position – where you should be if you were going full speed to the start and hit the start line at the last second. Time-to-burn is the time to wail till that “ideal” position will reach your current position.
To have a proper timing you have to catch Time-to-burn at zero and go for the line at full speed.
During the start Sync button is displayed in the lower right corner of the screen. It should be clicked at a starting signal if the initial start of the countdown was not correct. Time is synchronized to the closest minute.
Example: 4:14 -> 4:00 or 1:34 -> 2:00