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Top 10 Android Sailing Apps


Hot on the heels of our recent iOS top 10 sailing apps article, we have created our top 10 Android sailing apps. Again, there are some phenomenal ones that are so worth downloading. Take a look at these…

Ship Finder


Ship Finder provides near real time “virtual radar” AIS maps. It’s easy to use and is an amazing app for anyone interested in shipping, cruising and sailing in ports and locations across the world. It’s also great if you simply want to know what boats are out there or want to see where your friends and family are.

Features include:
Live moving ships
Ship route trails
Search by vessel name
Ship information such as – Vessel Name, Port of Registration, Destination, ETA
Technical information such as – MMSI, IMO, Callsign , Heading, Length, Width, Draft
Ship Finder works by picking up AIS ship feeds used by all passenger vessels, vessels over 300 tons and increasingly smaller pleasure craft. This technology is actually faster than radar and is used directly by vessels for navigation.

£2.50/Download here

GPS Essentials


Turn your phone into a fully-featured GPS receiver! The most complete GPS tool on market: Navigate, manage waypoints, tracks, build your own dashboard from 37 widgets. Shows navigation values such as: Accuracy, Altitude, Speed, Battery, Bearing, Climb, Course, Date, Declination, Distance, ETA, Latitude, Longitude, Max Speed, Min Speed, Actual Speed, True Speed, Sunrise, Sunset, Moonset, Moonrise, Moon Phase, Target, Time, TTG, Turn.

Free/Download here

Marine Weather by Bluefin


Great for boating, fishing, and sailing! Don’t leave shore with out it! Marine Weather is a free, ad-supported app providing users access to marine forecasts, live buoy data, tides, radar, & sea surface temperatures.
– Marine Forecasts
– Live Buoy Data
– Tide Tables
– Radar
– Sea Surface Temperatures
Great for boating, fishing, sailing, and surfing!
Includes all US coastal regions inshore and offshore, Great Lakes, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
Information provided by:
– NOAA’s National Weather Service
– Rutgers Coastal Ocean Observation Lab (RU COOL)

Free/Download here



Sailing App containing
a set of nautical applications:
– Compass
– Speedometer in knots
– Position
– Distance measurement/Log in Nautical Miles
All in large, high contrast characters

Free/Download here

Yachts and Tall Ships


Tall ships, super yachts, catamarans, sailboats, cruise boats and events.
Detailed information for 700+ detailed sailing vessels, all major ports around the world, events and schedules, famous buildings, points of interests and more..
Istanbul Shop & Miles Boat Show 2010
Rolex Middle Sea Race
Euronaval 2010
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Hanseboot 51st International Boat Show

Free/Download here

Racing Rules of Sailing LITE


Educational materials to learn the rules of regatta. 55 tests about the Rules of Course with answers and explanations by Ezio Fonda, Umpire and National Judge of Italian Sailing Federation. This application is write for Android with display resolution bigger than 240×360 – Version Lite 9 tests.

Free/Download here

You-Tack! Pro


YOU-TACK! Pro is the first Android app to offer the official ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing with: Illustrations, Rules, Rules Comments, 3D Animated Quizzes (with a Scoreboard to review your answers), all the Racing Signals with detailed descriptions, and both the Official ISAF Definition of Terms (with Illustrations), and a list of Other Sailing Terms.
It’s easy to use, with cross-links between the Rules and Definitions, and an easy to use Search tool. Test your knowledge with various animated Quizzes, keep track the Rules you want to quickly reference by listing them in your Favorites folder -then you can quickly brush up before the next race, when it’s over on the club porch, or in “The Room”.
Features include:
• THE RULES are The Official International Sailing Association Federation, current to January 2010, as printed in The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2009 – 2012 – RRS.
• RULES COMMENTS are noted below each rule.
• ILLUSTRATIONS with rules are displayed to help clarify the meaning.
• A SEARCH tool helps you quickly find a specific rule or related rule term.
• HYPERLINKS connect Rules and Definitions.
• A FAVORITES section – where you can keep a list of specific Rules for quick reference.

£11.99/Download here



Wind, waves & weather for kite & windsurfers, surfers, sailors paragliders
Wind, waves & weather worldwide for kitesurfers, windsurfers, surfers, sailors and paragliders
* forecasts for 15000+ spots
* observations from 4000+ weather stations
* configurable favorites, measuring units
„Windfinder“ is free, with ads. „Windfinder Pro“ is not free, without ads and with Superforecast (hourly time steps)

Free/Download here



Build your NauticEd online sailing resumé with Android. Everytime you go sailing, just log your outing with this NauticEd app and watch your sailing certification Rank and Levels grow.




SAILMONSTER.COM – Sailmonster is a sailing community designed to promote the art of sailing. They provide a venue to share sailing activities and meet other sailors who share the same passion for the wind.

Free/Download here

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: