The most popular sailing watch in the world just got better. Ronstan’s Clear Start™ race timer is completely updated for 2014 with bold new styling and true sailing functionality. Besides the fresh new look it features large buttons, easy to read displays and advanced intuitive programming designed specifically with the racing sailor in mind. Developed with input from some of the world’s top sailors, the Clear Start™ timers are sure to set the standard for years to come. If you’re looking for a simple competitive edge, the difference is Clear Start™.
Large Quick View Displays
The entire Clear Start™ range features oversized digit displays for easy viewing. The Race Timer presents huge 16mm (5/8”) numbers that can be easily viewed by the crew when mounted to the boom or mast base. The Sailing Watch displays only slightly smaller 13mm (1/2”) digits, which can be quickly viewed at a glance without taking your hand off the helm to read.
Race Sequence Resynchronisation
All racing sailors know how hard it can be to get the watch going at the exact second the start sequence is commenced. With the handy SYNC function, you can quickly resynchronise the Clear Start™ to the official race time. A simple press of a button allows you to drop down to the next minute, allowing you to get your starting sequence back in perfect SYNC at the next opportunity.
Pre-programed Race Sequence Sounds
The intuitive Clear Start™ sound signals let you know exactly where you are in the start sequence without looking at the display. Pre-programmed with ISAF 5-4-1-0 and Match Racing start sequences, it can also be programmed for other countdown sequences by the user. Sound signals can be turned off if desired.
End of Sequence - Countdown or Count Ups
Depending on the user’s preference, the watch can be set up to auto repeat the countdown at the end of the sequence for general recall restarts, or to start counting up to track elapsed time.
Multi-line Display with Real Time
No need to switch between countdown and time modes because the actual time is displayed below the countdown time on the new multi-line Clear Start™ display.
Bold and Functional Styling
Redesigned for a new generation, the Clear Start™ range offers clean modern styling without sacrificing usability. Available in three attractive colour combinations that can be worn anywhere, the Sailing Watch features smooth edges so lines will not get caught in the heat of battle. The versatile large faced Race Timer can be worn as a watch or mounted remotely for easy viewing by the entire crew.
Daily Life Functionality
From waking up for work to working out, the Clear Start™ range is also great for everyday activities. Standard modes include 12 or 24 hour time format, date in day/month or month/day format, daily alarm and chronograph (stop watch).
Bright, full-face electroluminescent backlighting is easy to read at night and can be turned on temporarily for a quick view.
Water and Shock Resistant
Designed to survive the rigours of competitive sailing, Clear Start&trade watches and timers are water resistant to up to 50m (150ft)and highly shock resistant.
- 65mm (2 9/16") diameter face
- Oversized 16mm (5/8") digit display
- Rotating face
- Wrist/Hull/Mast/Boom mount options
- 30mm (1 1/8") wide stretch Nylon band with security loop
- Easy-use, flush fit buckle
- Dual batteries
- Extra-large easy-press silicon buttons – highlighted Start/Stop button
- Weight 92g (3.3oz)
Race Mode Features
- Multiple Start Sequence options – ISAF 5,4,1,0, Match Racing, User Set
- SYNChronisation function – auto-correction if you start the countdown early or late
- Multi-line display – Start Sequences + Time
- Loud intuitive lead-up and start sound signals
- Countdown repeat or Count down and up options (for elapsed race time)
- Separate fast access Race and Time mode scrolling
- Water resistant to 5 ATM (50m/150ft) – double gasket seals
- Time, hours/minutes/seconds – 12 or 24hr format
- Month/Day or Day/Month format
- Daily alarm
- Chronograph - Including hours and time of the day
- Luminescent backlight
- Battery saving mode – light can be turned off
- Shock resistant.