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Charleston Race Week 2014 is a week away and there are over 280 boats entered! With the release of our new tactical weapon, the Shift, Velocitek now offers a device legal for every class competing at CRW. To help boost … Continue reading

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J/70 North Americans – Velocitek Workshop Recap

In case you missed it, here’s how to set your Velocitek ProStart to the local magnetic declination in Annapolis, MD: Turn on ProStart Press and hold RESET button for 5 seconds Press PIN button (triangle icon) until declination is set … Continue reading

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The Highlander – There can be only one…

National Champion. The Velocitek SpeedPuck accelerated Lee Sackett, Todd Sackett, and Dave Kerr to victory in the 2013 Highlander Nationals. In a light air racing series held at North Cape Yacht Club in Monroe Michigan this July they finished the … Continue reading

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Dude, Where’s My ProStart?

Anthony Kotoun, the 2013 Moth North American Champion, took a moment to check in with us from Newport, RI. Here’s a photo and a ProStart story from Anthony: The day before Charleston Moth North Americans, Anthony and other Moth sailors … Continue reading

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Charleston Race Week 2013

Charleston Race Week 2013 is just over one week away! There are over 290 boats entered. Here are the current Velocitek-legal fleet tallies: 56 J/70 39 Viper 640 37 Melges 24 34 Melges 20 11 Ultimate 20 4 J/80 59 boats … Continue reading

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Secret Weapon Revealed

We got a real kick out of ETNZ’s April 1st YouTube video:   To demonstrate Velocitek’s commitment meeting the needs of racing sailors, if Nick Holroyd, Dean Barker, or Grant Dalton sends an email to we will send you … Continue reading

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ProStart Battery Compartment Gasket Upgrade

We have released a new silicone battery compartment gasket for the Velocitek ProStart. Here’s the installation video: Through April 30, we are offering this upgrade to ProStart owners for free with free shipping. Please visit our online store to get … Continue reading

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Barefoot Kiwi Prodigy Snatches Aussie Moth Title

A big congratulations to Kiwi wunderkind Peter Burling on his resounding victory over a ridiculously stacked fleet at the 2013 Australian Moth Nationals. To win this event Pete (an Olympic Silver Medalist himself) had to beat no fewer than three … Continue reading

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SpeedPuck Display Options

Did you know that your SpeedPuck can display speed in MPH or Km/H?  That’s right, if your car’s speedometer is consistently off by 30 + MPH, as my 1993 Jeep Laredo is, you can use your SpeedPuck as a handy … Continue reading

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Circumnavigations Throughout the Centuries

This January, the 130’ trimaran Banque Populaire smashed the circumnavigation record by any craft with a recorded time of 45 days 13 hours 42 min and 53s. They flew around the globe with an average speed of 26 knots.  The … Continue reading

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