Best Sailing Apps 2019

While the best way to experience sailing is to leave all the technology behind and hit the water, we still can’t help finding the best apps to make our sailing experience so much better. On top of that, there is no denying that technology and software development of finding new and exciting ways to bring us the very latest in sailing features.

Also see incredible developments with mobile phones, which enables them to do more, track better and merely provide us with more information and details to see where we could improve. Below, we take a look at the most impressive sailing apps and how they can enhance your experience. These are not categorised all appear in any order, but instead all apps that every sailor should have.


Navionics is a navigation app that has proven to be one of the best for sailors. Firstly, it is not one of those apps that are meant for hiking or riding but has been created for sailing instead. It is a free app, but if you want different charts, you’ll need to purchase them. However, the fact that there are no subscriptions already makes it a great addition.

This is the app that would make it worth taking your mobile device or tablets along sailing trips. It helps you keep direction, track your progress and access specific details about your last sail. It also works with Raymarine, making it super easy to transfer data in charts and keep track of your progress.


This is by far one of the most important apps you will ever download for sailing. There are millions of people who use windfinder on PC, but now they also have an app for both smartphones and tablets. The app is straightforward and gives you weather conditions, but focused around the wind for the day, tomorrow and the rest of the week ahead. Sounds like any other wind app, right?

Well, there’s a lot that sets Windfinder apart from the rest, including their map overlay feature that provides various colours to show just how strong the wind will be and where it flows. This makes it much easier to determine whether the sailing route of your choice would have sufficient wild in the upcoming days.

It also offers a neat notification feature, keep you updated on strong winds. It is also possible to get a quick update on wind, which tells you the direction, speed and other weather conditions. Once you enter the app, select a location and choose the map, you will see exactly what’s happening, areas worth heading to and others that need to be avoided altogether. You will also find the app is extremely accurate compared to those who merely provide direction and speed. The free version tends to be enough for most, but you can unlock our whole lot more with a small once off fee.