Does the app work on tablets?
You can record your race on your tablet, but the 3D replay is based in Google Earth will not play on tablets. We are building a tablet-friendly 3D replay engine in the next few months.
How my friends can watch my race live?
There are two ways to watch the race live:
If the regatta is sponsored by raceQs, the yacht club will post a direct link to a public replay on their website. Just forward the link to your friend as as soon as you cross the starting line, your track will appear.
Otherwise, your friend needs to create an account on raceQs, and search for your journal page. When they click on the replay for the race, it will open into the live streaming version. Don't forget to tell your friend that Live Streaming packets of data are sent every five minutes. If one is dropped due to poor reception, the boat may appear to hold still even if it is actually still moving.
CAN I SEE A REPLAY WITHOUT A SMART PHONE?
Yes, you can input data from any GPS and generate a replay.
WHY IS MY BOAT THE ONLY BOAT IN MY RACE REPLAY?
You are the only one in your race logged into the raceQs phone app or the other boats chose to keep their tracks private.
WHY DOESN'T THE OTHER BOAT IN MY REPLAY HAVE A NAME?
The owner didn't enter the boat name in the app settings.
WHY IS MY BOAT AVATAR STEADY, WHILE OTHER AVATARS ARE MORE ANIMATED?
If you mount your phone, your phone will record more data that will animate your 3D avatar. If your phone is unmounted, your avatar will default to sail flat and steady.
WHY DON'T I SEE THE ESTIMATED WIND?
You didn't mount your device.
WHY DO I SEE TWO BOATS ON TOP OF EACH OTHER IN MY REPLAY?
Because two people on your boat were running the raceQs app. To avoid this, only one person on board should have their upload turned “on”, the rest should be set to “off”.
Which boats do I see in the water next to me?
Just like in real life, not all of the boats on the water in the replay are racing with you. There are two situations. If you are just out recording, your will see everyone that is recording/broadcasting in a two mile radius. However, it the start line is created in the replay, you will see all boats in a half mile radius when you begin racing.
Who will be in my fleet in the replay?
You will be able to compare performance with other boats in your fleet. Boats in your fleet are boats that cross the starting line with you. Depending on the starting line division breaks, you will only see the boats that cross the starting line. Boats will be added to the replay automatically.
What happens if two or more people are running the app from the same boat?
Two boats will appear, almost on top of each other. Only one person on board needs to run the app, they can invite the rest of the crew to the replay in the online journal. Make sure to delete any duplicate tracks to solve the double boat problem.
How do I set up the race course in the replay?
Set the starting line, marks, and finish line using the way points and route options in the settings of the 3D replay. You can drag the marks around, and also turn them on and off at different times of the race as the course varies.
How the app knows the wind direction, can I change the wind direction?
The app detects the wind direction based on your tacking patterns. At the moment, you cannot change the wind direction. If you see an error you can't correct replay, you can always contact support.
How does the app know which boats are in my fleet?
The app will organize the boats into fleets by start time. Set the start times for each by division by selecting the starting line in the replay. This only needs to be done once, it will show up in everyone's replay.
Can we use the GPS replay in the protest room as evidence?
It depends on the jury, but it may be helpful to show your replay as supporting evidence. However, because each boat uses the phone in a different location on board, and cell phone timing is not synchronized, fine measurement can be hard to support with evidence. Time on phone ca be a a few seconds off. For big movements and fouls, ok , but no that great as hard evidence for collisions.
There is no avatar of my boat, how can I get one?
Contact your fleet captain or boat manufacturer about sponsoring an avatar.