Navionics are renowned for their accurate navigational charts and you can now get access to these through your iPad with their interactive app that is presented with a clear and easy to use interface – plan your routes, predict your ETA and never get lost at sea again!
Get up to date and accurate weather information including seven day forecasts in three-hourly intervals for over 2 million locations! Upgrade to the pro version and you’ll benefit from real-time radar and satellite images too, to help you prepare for changes in the weather whilst out on the water.
A brilliant regatta app that will help you to make gains on the racecourse. Monitor your speed, sailing angle, wind direction, wind speed and even distance to the start line. A must have for any racing navigator.
ISAF Sailing Rules
Make sure you are a tack ahead of the rest with the Sailors International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) app. A great tool for quickly checking racing rules whilst on the water and if you’re unfortunate enough to land yourself in the protest room, this app will be invaluable!
With highly accurate wind forecasts that can be pin pointed to your exact location, use this app to help you find the quickest route to your destination by wind power and win races!
Want to know a real time bearing? This compass uses an impressive and fun to use overlaid camera view so you can hold it up against the horizon and see a bearing with ease.
Don’t be left high and dry, make sure you’ve got the daily tide times of over 600 locations to hand with the UK Tides app. Find the heights of low and high waters in the UK, create your favourites list and search locations by name with this easy to use interface.
Reeds Digital Almanac
There’s no need to carry around a heavy almanac onboard your yacht anymore – simply download this easy to use app to access information on hundreds of ports, plan your route and monitor the weather.
Use Ship Finder to see information about any vessel on the water with real time “virtual radar” AIS maps of coastal locations across the world. It’s especially useful when trying to track a particular boat in a race or to keep in touch with friends’ boats whilst cruising.
Marine Rules and Signals
This app provides everything you need to know about the rules of the road and signals whilst at sea. A useful tool to make sure you understand navigational buoys, lights, flag signals and radio calls so that you remain safe whilst navigating on the water.
This app helps you keep a watch on boats near you and others keep a watch on you to avoid collisions using Global Marine AIS systems via the Internet. It does not require an external AIS receiver or transponder equipment. Continuous Collision Detection out to 60 mile radius.
Great idea – combine the compass with the camera of the iPhone and you have a “see through” compass to set your bearings.
This single focus app alerts you if your anchor is dragging. So you can stop worrying and enjoy!
This anchor app does as advertised, plus allows you to pinpoint exactly where the anchor is as opposed to where the boat is when you set it.
This app maps of the entire world, plus images of points of interest and local businesses. Also includes Google Ocean with points of interest below the sea.
This app has pictures of virtually everywhere which is user generated. Pictures can be uploaded directly from the iPhone and geocoded to the place it was taken.
AyeTides is an iPhone app that displays tides and currents in ports worldwide.
A slick weather App that provides key information to help plan your day on the water: temperature, wind direction and speed, wave height, wave length, wave period, storm risk, precipitation risk, humidity, pressure, etc. 6 hour forecasts.
Yacht Captain’s Toolbox
This app replaces several books, manuals, study guides and other boating resources in one easy to use application. All the data is stored on your phone – no connection required.
All the standard knots you would use on a boat are clearly detailed in this app, with step-by-step photography so you can follow along easily. Includes 35 sailing knots and 21 fishing knots.
The Wind Meter iPhone app estimates the speed of the wind by measuring the volume of the wind on your iPhone microphone.
The SailMaster app provides all the information needed to optimise sailing and racing performance, including: Boat Speed, Waypoints/Course, Lift/Header, Digital Compass, Count Down Timer, Angle of Heel, Tidal Info and Course Plotting.
Boating Suite – Log Book and Expense Log
This app allows tracking and reporting of time and expenses while on your boat. No more keeping logs by hand and sifting through receipts at the end of the trip. Includes a log Book, fuel Log, expense Log, to do list and shopping List.