||The best distance-to-line
Before Velocitek popularized the technology in 2007, you needed a
$10,000 laptop-based system to get accurate distance-to-line measurements.
Now we bring you the ProStart, which is specifically designed,
from the ground up, to give you the easiest, most accurate distance
to line measurements ever.
Setting the line is as simple as telling your crew to press the
boat button as you sail by the RC and then the pin button as you
sail by the pin.
Once youve pinged both ends of the line, the ProStart uses
the latest WAAS-augmented GPS technology to spit out an accurate
distance to line measurement every half-second.
A stripped-down features list.
We started out by carefully observing how pro sailors use GPS instruments.
We kept all the features that the pros were actually using and eliminated
everything else. Then we spent 16 months testing and agonizing over
every little detail of the ProStart user experience.
After all that, you wont notice anything too unusual about
the ProStart and thats the whole point. It just works.
Speed & Heading.
Focus on the fundamentals.
Ten seconds after your start, the ProStart automatically switches
to showing your GPS speed (SOG) and heading (COG). The accuracy
and responsiveness of the speed measurements make the ProStart an
unparalleled tool for optimizing your boatspeed.
Since SOG and COG describe your course over the bottom (where the
marks are anchored) the ProStart is also an extremely powerful tool
for determining the influence of current on your performance. When
you cross a tideline, the numbers on the ProStart jump and you can
instantly see how favorable the new current is.
A countdown you can count on.
Start signals have a way of going off at the least convenient times.
With the ProStart, when you hear or see any type of start signal
its the always the same drill: just hit the GUN button. If
the timer isnt running, it will start. If the timer is running
it will sync.
Synced to the wrong signal? No problem; the ProStart lets you independently
adjust the number of minutes on the timer while the seconds keep
Automatic shift tracking.
Spot trends at a glance.
The ProStarts shift tracker locks on to the mean heading for
your tack and then shows deviations from that heading with an easy-to-read
If you tack or jibe again, the shift tracker detects this, resets
the bar graph and locks on to your new tack.
All this happens 100% automatically; you dont need to press
any buttons to make it happen. The ProStart constantly crunches
the numbers for you in the background so that, whenever you happen
to glance at the instrument, you can see how far youre up
||Flashback to glory.
You won't find a single sailor, be it an Opti kid or seasoned pro
who doesnt get a kick out of seeing how fast they went.
With the ProStart you can recall your sessions absolute maximum
and best 10 second average speeds with the click of a single clearly-marked
||GPS Data Logging.
In addition to providing you real-time, on-the-water data, the ProStart
constantly records your speed, heading and position to keep a running
log of your most recent 30 hours of sailing. Once you get back to
shore you can download this data to your Mac or PC and create race
Speed Accuracy: ±0.2 Knots
Heading Resolution: 1°
Display Update Rate: 2Hz (once every 0.5s)
Water Resistance: 3m / 10 ft (IPX-8)
Display: 30mm / 1.18 digit height 120° viewing cone
Data Logger: Lat, Long, Time, Speed, and Heading recorded at 0.5
Hz (once every 2s), 30hr capacity. Data download is compatible with Mac
OS X 10.6 and Windows
Batteries: 3 x AA 20+ hr endurance, rechargeable or disposable
Dimensions: 120mm x 175mm x 40mm / 4.72 x 6.89 x 1.57
Weight Including Batteries: 448g / 0.99lb
Bracket Compatibility: Velocitek ProStart Mast Bracket or any Tacktick
Micro Compass bracket.
GPS Chipset: u-blox LEA-5M
Warranty: One year
Mounting cradle (compatible with Velocitek Mast Bracket or
any Tacktick Micro Compass bracket)
Two Velocitek stickers
Top button label stickers
Quick Start Guide
Nylon storage sleeve
ook de Velocitek Speedpuck.