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Yacht Races & Regattas

Our services are used across the world for yacht races and regattas, we provide tracking for about 200 events per year. We provide tracking for all of the big events such as The Fastnet, Sydney Hobart, The ARC - as well as smaller events with just a few boats taking part.

What we offer

​These are the features that will help enhance your event and help with the management. Many are exclusive to YB Tracking and have been developed over the years of experience to meet our customers' needs to help manage the modern era of yacht racing.

  • Geo-fencing

  • FULL synchronisation of trackers so all positions are in real-time

  • Transmission times can range from 1 minute to 24 hours

  • Burst mode transmissions for high-definition playback and Race Viewer

  • IRC, ORC, PHRF and other handicap measures are added automatically to the leaderboard

  • Speed up transmissions at the start and finish

  • High-definition Web-based Race Viewer with Public view and Race committee-only view

  • Auto finishing

  • App-based Race Viewer

  • Exclusion zone area fencing

  • Dedicated account manager

  • Shipping to and from the event

  • Data on the number of Race Viewer views

  • 24/7 emergency response

  • Sponsor and Club logos on Viewer

  • Custom Prints available to purchase of the race as a great memento

  • Race data available for 3 years after the race (can be extended on request)

How does it work?


We know that you have a lot of things to deal with when organising a yachting event. Our aim is to make the 'tracking' part as simple as possible for you. We provide:

  • Delivery to you, and collection afterwards

  • Global service - anywhere in the world

  • The YB trackers

  • Our award-winning web-based race viewer

  • Live leaderboarding

  • Replay facilities

  • Support before, during, and after your event

  • Access to our Apple/Android app

Our YB trackers have very large battery capacities, and are designed to work for long durations. When the trackers arrive with you, they just need to be attached to the stern rail of the boat using our quick velcro-mount, and then turned on by pressing a button.


We take it from there, and make sure that the units are working, and help get everything ready for the start of the race.

The YB unit is designed for the harsh realities of the sea - they are waterproof, rugged and reliable. If you choose YB for your event, you're in good hands.


Why choose us?

Service features

Race Viewer

Use our amazing web-based race viewer to bring your event to the public.

Easy Management

Keep tracking of your participants using easy and quick tools. For safety and security.

Truly Global

Our YB units work anywhere on Earth, and so do we. It doesn't matter where your event is.

Replay Afterwards

Use the race view to replay the race afterwards; data available for at least 3 years.

Clever Tech

For certain events, we can speed up and slow down tracking at given areas. Automatic alerts, too.

Complete Picture

Using our tracking services gets more people involved, helping get sponsors on-board.

Yacht events calendar

Coming Soon

Live Now

Just Finished

What else do we track?

When you rent or buy our GPS tracking devices, you'll be equipping your competitors with a highly robust and reliable event tracking system.

Cowes Torquay Cowes Powerboat Race

Powerboat Racing

Records are made and broken every year in the powerboat racing scene, and real-time, accurate location data is essential to verifying results. It's also very exciting for spectators to use our race viewer online or via the YB Races app.

Muskoka River X 2018

Kayaking / Stand Up Paddle Boarding

We've tracked events like the Muskoka River X for a long time, and more recently, have received a lot of enquiries for SUP race tracking. Our YB3 devices are IP67 rated and transmit data from anywhere in the world, so they're well suited to this.

The Celtic Challenge


We've provided GPS tracking devices to rowing races like the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge for years, and also rent / sell devices to a large number of individual challenges. Whatever your ambition, we can support you.

Testimonials from our customers

Good service, trusted application, good experience
- Nord Stream Race

Request a quote

Our prices are fully inclusive of delivery, support and everything you need to track your race. To produce a proposal for you, we will need to know:

  • The name of your event

  • Start and (expected) end date

  • How many trackers you will need

  • How often you would like to get a position.

Thanks for your interest in YB Tracking! We will be in touch within one working day.

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