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. 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 44 different performance metrics. Post-race analysis tools give you the details on your performance and let you review the race by numbers as well as track individual sail usage and cross-overs to make optimum use of your inventory.
For smaller boats without instruments the system uses the iOS devices' built-in sensors and basic wind input controls combined with smart tracking algorithms.
Navigation is simple - swipe the left edge to switch between live race mode, race analysis mode, and setup mode, and the right edge to select a view within each mode. When in live race mode, swipe up and down to switch between performance data and start data, and between wind and course data. That's all you need to know.
Additionally, 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.
Race data such as course definitions, your sail inventory, and your boat's VPP data are managed through your account on the tactiqs.io portal accessible via any browser and directly within the app. Your account data is synchronized with the iOS app for offline access during racing.
Once you have raced with this level of understanding of your boat's performance in realtime you will never want to go back.
- Added VMC (Velocity Made Good against Course), rudder angle, and canting keel angle to metrics
- Added tack & gybe statistics to analyzer function including speed and time lost during maneuver
- Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
I use the Tactiqs app on my Beneteau Oceania 55 and Melges 32. I have full B&G solutions on both boats and this solution outperforms in terms of data feed options, ease of use and performance. I leverage 2 normal iPads on the 55 and one on the 32 with heads display glasses and the result is great.
This solution is truly great for a price that is affordable. Additionally, the Tactiqs team is responsive and great to work with for questions or unique solutions. I highly recommend this solution if you race off shore, club race or want to get more out of your performance cruiser.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.