The Tactiqs™ Performance System was designed by a team of sail boat racers from the US and Europe as the ultimate comprehensive boat performance system. It will substantially improve your understanding of the conditions and the race course, and help you make better decisions and win more races.
Post-race analysis tools give you the details on your performance and let you review your races by numbers as well as track individual sail usage and cross-overs to make optimum use of your inventory.
The system was built from the ground up with simplicity of use in mind - the smarts are hidden behind an intuitive user interface.
The system utilizes your boat's sensor data via a wireless NMEA interface connected to the Tactiqs™ application, allowing the crew to use any number of iOS devices as customizable displays for 42 different performance metrics.
For smaller boats without instruments the system uses the iOS devices' built-in sensors and basic wind input controls combined with smart tracking algorithms.
During the pre-start period the system continuously calculates distance and direction to the starting line. Based on your boat's VPP we determine how many seconds you are from the line, and how much time you have to burn for a perfect start.
The system also continuously updates the starting line bias so you always know the preferred side. The wind graph shows you oscillating and persistent patters and helps you decide which side of the course to go first.
The post-race analysis tools provide you two key data sets - how well you did around the course, i.e. your tactical decisions, and how fast you were sailing.
The course view shows you your track color-coded with your speed or VMG performance, with your actual versus optimum wind angles, and wether you were lifted or headed.
Summary metrics for port and startboard tacks up- and downwind give you quantitative feedback on your windward / leeward peeformance.
The live polar data shows you your speed performance across the race, and a heatmap based on the sail points you spent most of your time on.
If you tracked sail usage during the race you can further analyze sail-specific polars. This allows you to find the best sail for a specific wind speed & angle, and fine-tune the cross-overs in your inventory.
As wearable display solution, the Tactiqs™ system offers custom augmented reality displays in the form-factor of sun-glasses that provide you the key data right within your field of vision. These glasses are fully integrated with the iOS application and can replicate any metrics of choice organized into three numerical and two graphical layouts. Key controls such as the race timer and pinning the starting line are directly available via the integrated touch interface.
The tactiqs.io website lets you quickly set up your boat, the corresponding VPP data, and your sail inventory to enable sail tracking and live polar data by sail type.
Tactiqs provides a database of popular VPPs, so chances are your boat is ready to go. Separately, you can always fine-tune your boat's VPP data. While our master VPP data base is available to all users, your personalized VPP data is only visible to you.
Race data such as regattas, course definitions, and course marks are easily set up and shareable via the tactiqs.io portal. Using our map-based mark wizard you can also quickly set up personal waypoints and courses e.g. for distance racing.
For windward-leeward racing the iOS app provides a course configurator that lets you quickly create ad-hoc courses based on number of legs and direction & distance to the weather mark.
The Tactiqs™ system supports any number of iOS devices (both iPad and iPhone) as display units. The first device you connect to your boat's NMEA data over Wifi will organize all subsequent devices, including any number of AR glasses.
You can install the iOS app as an NMEA data repeater for free to check out whether your boat network provides NMEA data over Wifi. For data that relates to your boat's performance or requires VPP information you need to set up your boat's configuration record, which is part of your account on the Tactiqs.io web site. New users will be enrolled into a 30-day free trial account, so you can try out the system before you commit to anything. To get started please follow the Tactiqs Quickstart Guide.
Pricing is based on the number of boats you manage in your tactiqs.io account, and on the number of AR glasses you use concurrently:
|Product||One-time Purchase||Annual Subscription|
|Tactiqs.io Account||None||$199.95 / Boat|
|AR Glasses||$679.-||$99.95 / Glasses|
If you have any questions on how to access NMEA data via Wifi or need help adding a Wifi access point to your existing wired system, please contact us at email@example.com.
The Tactiqs™ system was designed and built by us to bring the next level of technology into our sport. Our team consists of sailing professionals and racing enthusiasts with high-tech backgrounds, and we believe that racers should not have to choose between very basic instruments and feature-rich, but complicated professional level solutions.
We designed our solution with the average racer in mind, and put simplicity of use first in all aspects of the Tactiqs™ system. If you have any specific questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org