Top sailing apps that will make your holidays safe

We made selection of apps based on their quality, our experience, user reviews, and overall reliability. 

Good preparation is half of victory. In times where most informations we receive through our smart devices, it is usefull to know which ones can be most helpful.

Before you set your sailst its goo to downloade these aplications that will bring your navigation safety to a higher level.

Importantly, sailing can also be dangerous if you’re not appropriately prepared. Having the right training, tools, and safety equipment when you’re out on the open water is a must. We’ve selected these apps to help you find the resources you need to have a safe, healthy sail. Check them out before you grab your favorite topsiders and hit the docks.

Navionics Europe

iPhone rating: ★★★★

Price: 34 Euros 

Android rating: ★★★★

Price: 40 Euros 

Most popular boating app in the world.! A favorite among cruisers, anglers, sailors, and divers. Whit this app you can pre-plan your cruising itinerary, plan your route, calculate fuel, log miles etc..Find the same detailed charts and advanced features as on the best GPS plotters. This app includes the Navionics+ subscription. There is also an option to subscribe for other areas Alternatively, a free version is also available on the store that offers basic features, and you can upgrade to Navionics+ In-App. To enjoy charts in HD, search for our iPad apps. 

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: $1.99

The granny knot may be fine for your shoelaces, but it has no place on a boat. Do you know your bowline from your half hitch? How about a sheet bend? Knots are extremely important for all kinds of purposes aboard ship. This app will help you master 121 knots. Animated tying and untying how-tos demonstrate from different perspectives. This app is a must. After all, the last thing you want is to head for a shore excursion and return to the dock to find your boat has floated away!

MarineTraffic

iPhone rating: ★★★★★ 4,7

Android rating: ★★★★

Price: Free

Windy (also known as Windyty) is an extraordinary tool for weather forecast visualization. This fast, intuitive, detailed and most accurate weather app is trusted by professional and recreational l sailors. App gives you all forecast models at ones for free.  You can find world's leading weather forecasting models: global ECMWF and GFS, plus local NEMS and ICON (for Europe). Thirty-five different layers from wind, rain, temperature, humidity, and pressure to swell or CAPE index, with Windy, you will have all convenient weather layers just at your fingertips.

Digital Compass

Digital Compass

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

If you want to get where you’re trying to go, a reliable compass is crucial for navigating in open water. Digital Compass promises to be high precision, offering a true heading and a magnetic heading. And its simple interface makes it easy to read. It also includes a map view with latitude, longitude, and address.

BlitzortnungLive

iPhone rating: ★★★★★ 4

Price: Free

Android rating: ★★★★

Price: Free

In summer there is often a high risk of isolated thunderstorms. Before we counted time between lightning and sound and divide it with three to calculate distance from us. These days are gone with Lightning maps and Blitzortnung app. App which shows lightning in real time. You can enable push alerts to get informed when lightning in your area occurred. These alerts are extremely fast, they often pop up just a few seconds after the lightning strike.