Yacht Racing Instrument Systems
"Harry, The Pebble app worked well except I found the charge was down on the watch and as I didn’t have the micro-usb adapter in the kit bag I couldn’t charge before race. This mean that it lasted about 1/3 of the race but it work well and enabled me to provide the helm with heading and target.It is so much more convenient to be able to look at a couple of numbers and not have to fiddle with turning the display on the phone."

"We have been using technology on the boat for the past couple of years – the challenge has always been that you need the navigator sitting downstairs to make good use of it! Ventus has allowed us to get the navigator up in the cockpit and part of the action. The ability to have constant visibility of all of the key metrics allows us to make smarter and quicker decisions about course and sail choice. Glad to have you as part of the team Ventus!
Bob Cox, the owner of "Nine Dragons". 1st place boat in Class B 2014 Audi IRC Australian Championship.

Fantastic in its functionality and simplicity, I insist on using it on all the boats I race on.
Campbell Field - Professional Navigator and Sailor

"I just purchased another three iPod touches plus waterproof pouches for my German JV45 team, and we already purchased a PRO version. Also the tactician on Hanuman is taking this on for his British Soto 40 team, and another crew member is going to bring it to his Volvo Ocean Race team. Last week I sailed the Round Ireland Race on an Open 60 with an Irish team. The boat didn't have a deck screen, and with Ventus on deck we managed to nail the start making a clear jump on the fleet. In short, I am spreading the word for you and it is gaining momentum in Europe.

I have multiple customers that are keen on having a light version of Expedition for the iPad, iPod, or Smart Phone...."
Wouter Verbraak -Professioinal Skipper and Navigator

I'm very excited to have Ventus Navigation,it is worth the money,  it is one of the best investments in the past 5years!
Now that I have Ventus Navigation, I will assign one tactician with the responsibility to look at what’s happening on the water, look at  the clouds and communicate possible wind shifts while the second tactician, looking at VENTUS, leads the boat performance and based on Target boat speed drives the communication with the team

Thierry Siraut - SAP Extreme Sailing Team


Thank you for your feedback with this.
We do have 2 separate networks.
 We installed Ventus Pro and it worked instantly, without issue.  We could still run one ipad with the VNC connection to the laptop on an ad-hoc network and Ventus software on multiple devices with our second wireless network.
Its an all carbon boat (Volvo 70) and we had no issues cross the entire boat.
It certainly proved useful and we will continue to use it in the future.  Thanks again.
Peter Elkington  Navigator on Volvo 70 "Black Jack"

In Owner Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson own words - "Ventus Navigation helped with our Sydney to Hobart race win!!"
Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson -  Owner of Sydney/Hobart winner "Victoire"

"Thanks for this.... Just downloaded Ventus PRO and it looks GREAT! Once again you have nailed it. I will give it some race action in the coming weeks and report back.
Thanks again
Marc Lagesse"

"Expedition with Ventus is a revolution in high end instrument systems.  It will put "...." etc out of business.
Dave Christensen
SV Airborne"

"This application has opened access to navigation and tactical data to more members of the crew....My experience is that crew members are always keen for more information displayed on deck and that the requirements may vary between jobs.
Volvo Navigator Will Oxley - From his article in Australian Sailing & Yachting

"Your app saved our bacon last week. Our 20/20s failed just before the long race at Hamilton island, but the WTP and tablet were still working so we bought a couple of copies on the way to the start."
Nick White - Volvo Navigator and author of Expedition Software

"I'm a big fan of putting good navigation info into a package smaller than a tablet-not only is it easier for the navigator to carry around but also makes specific data accessible to other members of the crew without having to rely on additional deck screens and fixed displays."
Simon Fisher - Diverse Yachts

Hi Guys, works great on iPhone - was a lifesaver at Hamilton Island Race Week when our 20/20's packed it in. Amazing what you can do with an iPhone, an arm and some electrical tape!" 
Andrew Crowe - Australia

"Today I tried your app.... well, I am very impressed with it. Nice work !!!" 
Marc Lagesse - America's Cup and TP 52 Navigator

If you read Swedish here is a very nice review from  review from Peter Gustafsson. If you don't it's still worth a look for the pictures of his installations. Great app. Short review (in Swedish).

Anything that makes the boat faster is all good. This App in the cockpit would make for quicker decisions thus a quicker boat! 
Rob Wallace - Navigator

We just finished up the M32 Worlds, and wanted to comment that the Ventus Navigator was a asset to the program.
Eric Dorman - M32 Hedgehog, Seattle, Wa


Hi Harry,
Just to let you know that all has worked well with the Ventus app this week. It's a really useful bit of kit
All the best
Tom Humphreys
Humphreys Yacht Design