3-2-1-sail, available for iPad and iPhone, is a start timer for sailing races.

It provides a count down/count up timer to manage the start of a sailing race and is primarily designed for race officials  -- although if you're confident of waterproofing your iPhone, there's no reason why you shouldn't use it aboard!

Once the race has started, 3-2-1-sail continues to monitor the race elapsed time and assists with recording the finish times of competitors.


  • Selectable start sequence.  Choose from
    • ISAF (5, 4, 1, 0 minutes)
    • 5 minute (10, 5, 1, 0)
    • 3 minute (6, 3, 1, 0)
    • 1 minute (3, 2, 1, 0)
  • Start, Stop, Reset and Sync functions.
  • Audible warnings and large countdown display as each starting signal approaches.
  • 'Lead-in' 15 second period to assist with accurate initial starting signal.
  • Once race starts, the race time is displayed in both hours:minutes:seconds as well as seconds only to assist with handicap calculations.
  • 'Hold' button temporarily freezes the race time seconds display to help with accurately recording competitors' finishing times.
  • During the countdown to the race start, the device is prevented from going into sleep mode.  
  • Once the race has started, the device will sleep, but the timer will still record race time.
  • Audible sounds and lead-in can be optionally selected on/off.