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Technical Advisory Board Decision on Velocitek SHIFT

Technical - Author: Brian Cramer, Chair TAB - December 24, 2014

The Technical Committee has been asked by members to review a new product by Velocitek called the SHIFT and make a decision on its compliance with Star Class rule 31.2.6.

This new Velocitek device is not a GPS and does indicate where the bow of the boat is pointed and therefore is allowed in our Class sanctioned events.

The decision on this device (the SHIFT) is an update to the previous ruling of February 27, 2009 (reprinted below).

This device provides an alternative to the Tacktick Race Master and Micro compasses. Enjoy racing.


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This Article Last Updated: Oct 14th, 2010 - 15:13:49 
TAB Decision on Velocitek Device
By John Koopman
Feb 27, 2009, 10:38

The TAB has determined that the Velocitek navigation device does not fit the definition of a ‘Timer and Compass’ as defined in the Class rules (31.2.6).

The device is a GPS which provides the direction of travel rather than where the bow of the boat is pointed.

Submitted by John Koopman for Joseph Knowles




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