Sailing Watches and Timers




Sailing Watches



Sailing watches must be tough and waterproof, and all of the watches we sell are just that.  Look for easy to access and operate buttons, these are especially helpful if you’re sailing with full finger insulated gloves.  All sailing watches have a countdown timer for racing, but look large easy to read numbers and a synchronization function if you were a bit late in marking the starting sequence signal. Available in men, women and kids’ styles.  Don’t forget a replacement Velcro strap to replace traditional straps if you want to make your watch easy to adjust.

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More information on Sailing Watches and Timers:

When it comes to racing, a good start is key. Whether you’re sailing one design, PHRF, dinghies or keelboats- if you don’t get across the line on time, you’re going to have a tough race. The watches that best suit sailing generally have countdown timers, perfect for nailing the start. The very best nautical watches often come with other features coveted by sailors.


APS carries a huge selection of the best sailing watches. You can’t go wrong with any of the options from Aquastar, Freestyle, Gill, Ronstan, Timex, WinDesign. We even carry watch bands from The Band to suit and spice up your nautical watches. 

Aquastar Sailing Watches:

Aquastar has been in the market of nautical watches since 1962. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, you can rest assured knowing you’re purchasing a quality sailing watch. The Match Race II Watch features a unique visual countdown timer system to help you win the start! With its water resistant construction and materials, the Match Race II looks classic on and off the water.

This product has been reviewed on APS' Blog, The Stern Scoop; take a look for more information.

Aquastar Match Race II: Review

Freestyle Watches:

A favorite brand amongst those who spend lots of time being active outdoors, Freestyle specializes in sport watches. Their additions to the sailing market are right on par with everything you want in a great watch on the water. The Mariner watch, available in two colors, is made to suit an aquatic lifestyle. Complete with a syncing countdown timer, countdown alerts, and a count up function- this watch does everything you need and a little more more!

This product has been reviewed on APS' Blog, The Stern Scoop; take a look for more information.

Freesyle Mariner Watch: Review

Gill Sailing Watches:

Gill is a fine retailer of sailing apparel. From dinghy tops, to boots, to hats and even watches! Like all of their sailing gear and accessories, their performance race watches and timers are top of the line. Gill has provided several different options so you can fine the exact regatta watch to fit your needs. The Race Watch, Regatta Master Watch and Regatta Race Timer all come equipped with a countdown timer with syncho and alarm, time, date and day functions and are water resistant to at least 30m.

This product has been reviewed on APS' Blog, The Stern Scoop; take a look for more information.

Gill Race Timer: Review & How- To

New and Improved Gill Regatta Master Watch: Review


Ronstan Sailing Watches:

From sailing hardware to accessories, Ronstan produces some of the best equipment on the market. This fact reigns true even when it comes to their sailing watches and race timers. Younger sailors love the colorful options of the Clear Start sailing watch, while the classy stainless steel choices are a favorite amongst the older set. One product all sailors can agree on is the Clear Start Race Timer. Specially designed for performance sailing, it has multiple start sequence options, a countdown repeat setting, synchro function and more, all controlled by extra-large easy to press buttons. No matter your choice, you will be glad you invested in a Ronstan sailing watch.

This product has been reviewed on APS' Blog, The Stern Scoop; take a look for more information.

Ronstan Clear Start: Review

Ronstan Clear Start: How To

Timex Sailing Watches:

Looking for a good everyday sport watch that is built to last? Look no further than our offerings from Timex. One of the biggest names in the watch game, you know you’re getting a quality product when you choose a Timex. While not designed specifically for sailing, the Timex Ironman watches have all the functionalities that the basic sailor requires. Available in a standard and women’s/juniors style, these watches have a countdown timer, night mode feature, alarm capabilities and easy lap/split button.

This product has been reviewed on APS' Blog, The Stern Scoop; take a look for more information.

Timex Ironman: Review

WinDesign Sailing Watches:

WinDesign products are made with the dinghy sailor in mind. The stylish grey Racing watch or blue Regatta watch, is 100m water resistant and includes a countdown timer, easy to read display, daily alarms and a durable stainless steel case back. A great, easy to use watch that is perfect for your optimist or small boat racer.

Watch Bands:

THE BAND®, is one of the most recognized names in wrap-around sports replacement watch bands with millions of satisfied customers all across the USA and around the globe. The watchband strap's adjustability allows for a precise fit on almost any size wrist. It can even fit over gloves, foul weather gear, wetsuits, etc.

THE BAND® watch bands eliminates the three weak links in most watchstraps, the two small spring pins on either side of the watch body, and the watchstrap buckle or closure itself. The failure of any ONE of those results in loss of your watch. THE BAND® slides through BOTH watchpins, and eliminates the buckle closure concept altogether. When durability, good looks, and comfort are required in a watchband, check out THE BAND®. 


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