Race Committee Timer
Race Committee Timer, RCTimer, is an Android application designed for race committees to do starts for sailing regattas. The timer can be set to a count down time, for example 5 minutes. It can also be set to a specific start time, for example 12:30. A sequence can be set so that multiple fleets can be timed in rotation, for example a start every 15 minutes. The timer can be started or stopped and minutes can be added. There is a reference page with signal flags and a lock button. The latest feature is that the app will now talk or sound a horn blast. Sounds can be programmed to occur at any count down time and anything can be said. A simple text file defines what is said or when the horns are sounded. The app is free. It is in the Google Play store under RCTimer.
How To Get A Copy
This version is in the google Play store HERE. Enjoy. It is free and there are no ads. It sends nothing back to anyone as there is no internet access.
How About for Racing
The very powerful sailing racing app is StartLine discussed in an article below. If all you want is a count down timer that can be synchronized to GPS time or to a signal from the committee boat, this app will work just fine. You can also program instructions to your crew or have the app call out the start sequence over your boats bluetooth sound system.
Example Instructions for the race committee6:00 six minute sequence begins, one minute to display of the warning signal
5:30 five minutes and thirty seconds
5:20 coming up to hoist warning signal
4:30 thirty seconds to display of the preparatory signal
4:20 coming up to display of the preparatory signal
3:30 three minutes and thirty seconds
3:00 three minutes
2:30 two minutes and thirty seconds
2:00 one minute to the fall of the preparatory signal
1:30 thirty seconds to fall of the preparatory signal
1:20 coming up to fall of the preparatory signal
0:30 thirty seconds to fall of the warning signal, and hoist of next warning signal
0:20 coming up to fall of the warning signal
Sample Script that could be broadcast to the racers directly5:10 10
Sample script for a racer10:00 10 minutes
9:00 9 minutes
8:00 8 minutes
7:00 7 minutes
6:00 6 minutes
5:00 5 minutes
4:00 4 minutes
3:00 3 minutes
2:00 2 minutes
1:00 1 minute
0:30 30 seconds
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