Really exciting to see the new developments coming out of Sailmon, the Dutch maritime company who have enjoyed huge success with their Sailmon MAX compass system.

Sailmon has launched a prototype of its newest innovation at METSTRADE, Amsterdam. The MAX mini follows the very popular MAX that was presented two years earlier at the same trade fair. This affordable smart tracker offers sailors the opportunity to improve their performances based on the most accurate data and the innovative analytical Sailmon App. In addition, for events it offers a unique opportunity to track and broadcast the entire fleet for maximum audience reach.

The revolutionary Sailmon App has proven itself in the worldwide community thanks to its new look-and-feel and greatly improved features. More and more sailors from every continent are experiencing how fun and easy it is to improve their sailing using data. With the MAX mini, there are no more excuses. Everyone can enjoy, improve and ultimately win. Because winners sail with us.’’ – Kalle Coster and Kim Coster, Sailmon founders.

Improve your sailing
With the help of renowned Silicon Valley app developers, the Sailmon App really advanced last year. This has resulted in a unique and hitherto unknown user experience for the sailing community. The Sailmon App allows sailors of all ages and levels to analyse, learn from and improve their sailing performance in a simple and fun way. Once you’re off the water, the Sailmon App translates every mile you sailed into a very accessible interface with a number of unique features.

With the app, it is possible to relive every second of the race or training on a clear visual map with a graph – which can be displayed in automatically detected legs. Performance-determining data such as speed, heel, pitch and COG can be ingeniously analysed. This data can also be compared (live) with the data of any other sailor who is in the same area at the same time. Finally, the app tells you how you performed on the basis of percentages up- and downwind.

The best results of the day, such as top speed, best upwind performance and fastest 500m, are displayed as personal highlights. These achievements can be compared with those of any other on the day. The best overall performances are also ranked in leader boards, clearly categorized by highlight, class or period. This includes renowned sailors such as America’s Cup legend Kyle Langford, World Champion Tom Slingsby and Olympic Winner Ruggero Tita.

The world at your feet
Next to the Sailmon App’s benefits for individual sailors, the MAX mini opens up new opportunities for sailing organizations to broadcast their event. When fleets are provided with this affordable tracker, every sailor around the globe becomes a spectator. What was once a fuzzy spectacle on the water can be translated into easy-to-follow visualizations in the Sailmon App – live or after the event. And the greatest moments on the water can be shared with the rest of the community by sharing, tagging and posting photos and videos with data stamps in an impressively easy manner.

You can pre-order the MAX mini now from Sailingfast for £355 (incl. VAT). Sailmon will continue to refine the MAX mini and the Sailmon App going forward, with the introduction of new functions.

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