Race committees, regatta supporters, and sponsors can watch all the sailing action live, with raceQs’ regatta broadcasting. You can watch the entire race from shore or from the race committee boat. The broadcast has a five minute time delay to encourage fair competition.
All broadcasts are automatically recorded and will be available as a replay, after the race. Regatta authorities can use the automatically recorded finish times to help with scoring. A raceQs’ live broadcast is a valuable service that you can provide to your sailing community, for free.
If you are a regatta organizer, get started by e-mailing us for a free, customized 3D regatta replay web page.
Thousands of racers and hundreds of clubs are using the free raceQs’ app to record their regattas and broadcast it online in 3D. People are using it for beer can races, distance races, world championships, and even land sailing. We are in 75 Countries including Tanzania, Madagascar, and Nigeria. Check out some of our signature regattas
Request a Custom Regatta Page
Enter some basic information about your regatta here. Within two business days, we will send you a custom regatta web page with public race replay links.
Spread The Word
Work to ensure a good race replay turnout by actively promoting raceQs on your race registration page, race e-mails, NOR, sailing instructions, social media, and on your club website.
Skipper’s Meeting Reminder
The key to success is to demonstrate how to start the app at the Skipper’s meeting. The app downloads in under a minute, and registration is NOT required. All they need to do is push one button to start recording, and join the race replay.
Setup and Watch Your Broadcast
About ten minutes before the race begins, any boats that are “live broadcasting” will appear in the replay. Remember, there is a five minute time delay. You can also set up the virtual race course (optional).
Introduction: Setting Up The Course
If you want to analyze your race, there needs to be a race course and at least one start. The course setup is crowd-sourced, so only one person in the regatta needs to set it up, and everyone will be able to see the course in their replay. This three minute tutorial walks you through the basic steps of setting up the start times, starting line, and race course in the raceqQs' 3D replays.
Introduction To The 3D Replay (2014 Interface)
This quick overview highlights our favorite race analysis tools integrated into the 3D replays.
Regatta Setup Part 2: Multiple Starts and Multiple Divisions
In larger regattas, there are usually multiple classes. Once you define a starting line and start time for each class, raceQs uses the GPS data to automatically divide up the classes. Watch this three minute tutorial to learn how to setup all the divisions in your regatta. Once the regatta is setup, the course is crowdsourced and will appear for everyone.
How much does this cost?
This service is free for regatta organizers and sailors. In exchange, we hope that you will promote the broadcast appropriately. Watching at a broadcast of two boats, is pretty boring. So, you need to make sure that everyone knows about the regatta broadcast and tracking before the race. We have suggestions on how to communicate with your fleet on the request page, here.
How do I get started?
If you want to promote a live broadcast at your next regatta, request a direct link to your (future) replay here.
Does the broadcast require any special equipment?
No. The sailors track their races using a cell phone app, and the committee can watch the replay from any computer connected to the internet.
How much work is involved for the organizing authority?
All you need to do is promote the app. The minimum is to e-mail the race participants, mention raceQs at the Skipper’s meeting, and embed the regatta replay link on your scoring page.
If you want to see the course in the replay, someone will need to set it up. This can happen at any time once the race has begun, or after it has finished. Setting up the virtual course is optional, but if gives you a lot of additional sailing analytics. It’s very easy to do, and there are tutorials built into the race replay software.
How do boats show up in the replay? Do I have to enter them somewhere?
All boats sailing in the vicinity of the race course are automatically added to the live race replay. There is an option to set up the starting times in the virtual race course setup. If you add the the start times, boats will be automatically be divided into divisions, based on the time that they crossed the starting line.
Will it work for my fleet?
The raceQs’ app works for any sailing fleet size, from youth regatta practices to the Moth World Championships. You name it, we support it.
What if there is no cell phone coverage in the race venue?
No cell phone or internet coverage is required for regatta tracking, although you need it for live broadcast. Competitors can simply record their races with the phone app, and upload it later.
Will other boats show up in my replay?
All boats recording in the same geographic area, at the same time, will automatically show up in your race replay.
Do I need cell phone coverage for the phone app to work?
No cell phone or internet coverage is required for regatta tracking, although you need it for a live broadcast. Just record your race with the phone app, and upload it later.
Will the app work down below?
Yes. Your phone GPS will still work through most sailboat decks.
Do I need to stop and start the app between the races?
No, unless you want to save battery life. You can segment the races afterward, here’s a tutorial.
Will the app track me all the way home and publish my location online?
If you forget to shut off your app, we designed a failsafe that will shut off tracking once you reach a certain speed in your car.