What are the best sailing apps for iPhone?

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    #1Boating

    Boating

    Boating is a complete app for cruisers, sailors, fishermen and divers. It has detailed nautical charts, a sonarchart in which you can contribute and a navigation module for advanced route planning.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Joyce Beck
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "Boating is a good app if you are willing to pay for Navionics+. The app comes with a free 2 week trial of Navionics+ but after that you must subscribe to the service. This app definitely needs a lot more work. The maps are incomplete in some areas. It also drains your battery very quickly."
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    #2Boater's Pocket Reference

    Boater's Pocket Reference
    Boater's Pocket Reference is the app version of the book with the same name. It provides you boating information, including 800 illustrations, photographies, charts and graphs.
    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99

    Matthew Sullivan
    Written on November 18, 2017
    " In my state boating on lakes requires taking a safety course. But just like any exam, passing the course doesn't actually mean I will remember anything when it matters. But I will have my phone with me. This app is basically a big, searchable encyclopedia of boating knowledge. That means I am always able to look up the boating information easily. It also has a number of calculators so that I don't have to crunch numbers on the water. I think from a safety and knowledge perspective, this is certainly one of the best apps to have on your phone when you go boating."
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    #3Top Sailor

    Top Sailor
    Top Sailor is a realistic motorboat simulator that will teach you the principles of sailing.  You can adjust weather conditions and record and replay your games. Learn how to trim the sails, explore beautiful locations and improve your sailing skills.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $4.99

    Christopher Berry
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "The game is absolutely beautiful but falls short on Yachting. I can already sail my day boat, if I play an app I want a full Yacht with spinnaker and other accessories. This app doesn't have it."
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    #4Sail Racer

    Sail Racer
    Sail Racer is an app for professional and amateur sailors. It suggests the favored end of the start line, monitors your position and calculates wind average, among other options.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Harini Mehra
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "This is very much like a $2,000 navigational device in your phone. It charts your coarse and even keeps you informed on weather conditions and real time coarse corrections. If you have a sail boat you need this app."
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    #5Windfinder

    Windfinder

    Windfinder is a useful app for kitesurfers, windsurfers, surfers, sailor and paragliders. It gives detailed wind, weather and tide forecasts for more than 40.000 spots.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Leonardo Miranda
    Written on July 15, 2018
    "Gone are the days of heading to the lake or ocean for a nice day of sailing just to slowly drift and really not go anywhere because there is not wind With this app that is all a thing of the past. I use this app every time I want to take water dancer out for a nice day on the water. This app keeps me informed about when,where and how long I can expect the wind to be that say where ever I am. Very great app, I recommend it BIGGLY.."
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    #6Compass Eye

    Compass Eye

    Compass Eye is a professional compass for navigation that uses augmented reality to provide you real time information and accurate orientation. It has an 8x digital zoom and offers live map view position and track.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $4.99

    Terry Santos
    Written on July 12, 2018
    "Compass Eye is a paid app available for Apple devices that brings augmented reality of a compass to the real world. It's a really neat app that helps you to figureo ut where you are in the world and brings up an overlay of a compass to easily see which direction you are sailing in. It's a great little app to check out."
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    #7DragQueen

    DragQueen
    DragQueen is an anchor alarm and GPS monitor specially designed for sailing. It has an annoying alarm that will wake you up in case it detects anchor dragging to your specifications. 
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Arnav Pawar
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "The alarm, like the description says, is very annoying, but it shouldn't have to be. Other than that, the app works as advertised and can be counted on to detect anchor dragging. "
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    #8tcSpeeds

    tcSpeeds

    tcSpeeds is a mobile app for sailing, driving, or flying planes for professional or recreational use. It has a speed indicator and accurate speed vectors with an automatic polar graph. The app also has an accurate sub-second timer.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Tomas Ryan
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "tcSpeeds provides advanced knowledge of your current speed, average speeds, maximum speed, directional speeds, and much more. In addition, you will be able to measure your performance on a straight course with our proprietary Pilot Performance Index (PPI) computation. Compare how good you are at the controls with your friends or against your autopilot."
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    #9The Weather Radar

    The Weather Radar

    The Weather Radar is an app that provides accurate real-time weather forecasts with hourly and daily information like real-time temperature, humidity, pressure, wind force and wind direction so you can prepare for your day with accurate hourly, 5-day, and 9-day forecasts.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Angela Martin
    Written on July 24, 2018
    "Well, ok, this is a useful app if you are going sailing, but I wouldn't say it a "sailing app". Of course you need to know the weather for boating, and this app does include info like wind speed and such which is important. But there are a bunch of iOS apps out there specifically for sailing, with course plotting, tide info, navigation, and more. Some of them even include wind info. So I wouldn't call this one of the best sailing apps at all."
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    #10Virtual Regata Offshore

    Virtual Regata Offshore

    Get ready to sail in the best offshore races from around the world in this virtual sailing simulator. It will give you a realistic environment, as you will have to think about your strategy and heading according to weather conditions. 

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Amit Patel
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "Virtual Regatta Offshore is not my favorite sailing app for iPhone. The app is free and mostly fun to use. I have logged many hours on it. The game is solid but has too many in app purchases that cost real money, and it starts to get repetitive after a while."

Summary

Best What are the best sailing apps for iPhone
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1BoatingApps 18 Free
2Boater's Pocket ReferenceApps 13 Paid
3Top SailorApps 12 Paid
4Sail RacerApps 12 Free
5WindfinderApps 10 Free
6Compass EyeApps 7 Paid
7DragQueenApps 3 Free
8tcSpeedsApps 3 Free
9The Weather RadarApps 1 Free
10Virtual Regata OffshoreGames 0 Free
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