This compass is specifically designed to indicate whether you are headed or lifted relative to a pre-set Mean Wind Direction.
Although it requires a little more work up front it reduces the amount of work (and math) you’ll actually need to do during the race.
In the video above Matt will show you how to set your mean heading and use the start function.
The Shift contains a gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer making it arguably the most accurate sailing compass we offer. It is a magnetic based compass unlike the SpeedPuck and ProStart which are GPS based.
Additional features include:
- A 9-axis solid state sensor to track orientation of boat in 3 dimensions
- Lift-Header Indicator:Big numbers and bold arrows to see how much you’re headed or lifted while massive buttons allow you to instantly store port and starboard reference angles
- Backlight: Red LED backlight that won’t ruin your night vision
- Battery: Solar powered with 100+ hour battery reserve.
Like all Velocitek products it is elegantly simple and easy to use.