The Boat Timer app allows race officers to track dinghies in a multi-start race around each lap on a tablet or laptop. At the finish, just tap the boat’s finish button to record an accurate time. Results are calculated immediately using common handicap systems like Portsmouth Yardstick.
Get the Boat Timer app here if you have a Windows or Apple laptop (or other Apple device):
or if you have an Android tablet you can install Boat Timer from the Google Play Store:
If you want a short introduction, this blog post is the best place to start.
The Boat Timer manual is here.
Here’s Ian’s video introduction to Boat Timer…
Getting Started video – start the app and set up your first race with a couple of starts (the setup screen has changed a little since this was recorded).
Race Timing video – using Boat Timer for a complete race…