New sailor app for yachtsmen. This is a recently released iPhone/iPad app for GPS tracking and logbook keeping.
Developed by Klaus Kyrsting, from Elsinore in Denmark, it’s based on an old printed logbook and is aimed at yachtsmen wanting:
– a simple and systematic way to track and log cruising from harbour to harbour
– a record of observations on wind, sea and weather conditions during cruising – analysis of speed, engine and sails set hours
– free-text notes editable before, during and after cruising
– display of current and historic tracks in lists and on maps
The $14.99 USD app may be used standalone, or connected to the optional website SailorLogBook.com that gives: – backup and restore of app data
– access to automatic harbor retrieval
– option to add images and crew
– option to share cruisemaps – many lists and maps
Both app and website are fully documented with manuals and videos at:
Here you’ll also find a link for downloading the app from the App Store.
Sailorlogbook app developed by Danish engineer
“I have been a sailor and programmer for many years,” Klaus Kyrsting, says. “My first boat was a self-built mini-tonner (1979). My first program was in Algol: it printed a table giving volume of an elliptic tank as function of depth measure (1967). Since then I worked mostly with minicomputers and mainframes. But I find the iPhone a lot more fun, with its power, built in software and options. I’m looking forward to my next app!
“As a yachtsman I have always wanted to keep my written logbook up to date. Realizing there must be a better way of doing this semi-automatically and systematically, inspired me to make the system – first the website, and then the app. I have used it for a couple of seasons now.”
Please contact SLB at: support@SailorLogBook.com
You can see more of it on the training page: HERE
Based on press release from developers.