Waypoints

Definition

A Waypoint is a coordinate (latitude, longitude) identifying a point of interest as a buoy, a cap, a port or your final destination.

With The Fast Track you can define Waypoints in four different ways:

1. Projecting your current boat position to a certain distance and bearing

2. Selecting a point in the map view

3. Entering the waypoint coordinates. Select your preferred coordinates encoding in Preferences -> Navigation Preferences

4. Selecting your current position. This option is very useful to define the Start Line buoys, sailing close to them. Or as a MOB utility.

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Administration

Once you have created a waypoint you can define it as you navigation destination or continue defining new waypoints.

You can save your waypoints through:

Menu -> Admin Wpt -> Save Wapoints

and retrieve them in future sesions with

Menu -> Admin Wpt -> Load Wapoints

Waypoints are stored in standard GPX format, so you can load waypoints defined with other mobile or PC tools as Oruxmaps, CompeGPS, Garmin BaseCamp, etc…

In the map screen, Waypoints are displayed as blue flags

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You can “touch” a waypoint to view its coordinates and select one of the Waypoint actions:

1. Sail to it

2. Rename it

3. Delete it

4. Access the weather forecast for this waypoint

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Enjoy your Sailing, Nautka Apps

The Simulation Mode

The simulation mode is the easiest way to learn how to use The Fast Track before using it at the sea.

Enable simulation mode through Preferences -> Simulation Mode

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You can select the coordinates where you want to start the simulated sailing, in decimal degrees.

Simulation mode provides buttons for Speed and Heading Simulation.

When this mode is started, boat is moved from your gps location to your simulation preferred coordinates and inversely when disabling simulation mode. Therefore after every mode change you will be asked to delete the sailing track since it is mixing real with simulation information.

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All the functionality available in normal mode is also available in simulation mode.

Remember, simulation mode is the best way to test and train the app usage.

Enjoy your Sailing, Nautka Apps