Jul 6, 2010, 7:32 AM
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Scuttlebutt is asked to review a lot of products, and when the request is for a product that we may have some interest in, occasionally we will actually do it. Here is a review by Scuttlebutt founder Tom Leweck for a new iPhone application:
Re: [The Publisher] Top iPhone apps for sailing
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YOU-TACK! Pro: The Guide to the Racing Rules of Sailing
Clinical tests have shown that one of the best treatments for insomnia is simply reading the Racing Rules of Sailing - they are so boring that most people go right to sleep. Worse yet, they are confusing and it’s not easy to figure out how the words on the page relate to situations on the water. However, if you want to race sailboats, you simply must understand the rules, and more importantly - how they apply on the racecourse.
You-Tack Pro, The Racing Sailor's Illustrated Guide is a new iPhone/iPod app that truly helps to make the rules understandable, and to make the learning process fun. It has 42 illustrated situations that will open your eyes about things that happen regularly on the race course. When I say illustrated, I mean with both diagrams and video. Plus, there’s a quiz about each of those situations that quickly (and sometimes painfully) lets you know if you really understand what’s going on. And when you get the quiz answers, there is always a convenient link to the applicable rules. Nice.
The app also includes the complete rule book including all of the appendices, definitions and signals. At $19.95 it is not cheap, but it is a very easy and fun way to improve your rules knowledge…and to quickly get into your comfort zone as you prepare to go into “the room.” - http://appshopper.com/sports/you-tack-pro