WHAT IS A YACHT TIMER?
The sport of sailing requires incredibly accurate timekeeping, and the moments leading up to the start of a regatta (or sailing race) are crucial. Sailors must be able to maintain control of their sailboats as well as calculate and anticipate the time leading up to the moment the official starting gun fires. Yacht timer watches were carefully and thoughtfully developed to measure this interval.
Also referred to as a regatta timer, yachting chronograph, or sailing watch, timepieces like the Shinola Mackinac Automatic feature a yacht timer for the countdown at the start of the race. When the horns signal the starting countdown, a skipper starts the yacht timer, using its five-minute increments to accurately sail across the starting line at speed, just as the starting gun sounds.
HOW TO USE A YACHT TIMER:
First, let's identify the different components of the watch.
Next, let's look at a step-by-step guide: