The Best Sailing watches

There’s something very satisfying about a multifunction waterproof sports watch designed specifically for life at sea but sometimes its just a simple analogue watch that you need to tell the time and give you a countdown.  We’ve selected our top five sailing watches, offering a range of functions and prices. 

Garmin Marine Smartwatch

A compact and stylish smartwatch, which has something to offer for every watersport.  Once connected to your Garmin instruments you can transfer data on speed, water depth, temperature, wind data and more to the watch. Advanced sports functions and heart rate measurement on the wrist are also included.   Not only does this watch look great on the boat but also on land.

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There’s something very satisfying about a multifunction waterproof sports watch designed specifically for life at sea but sometimes its just a simple analogue watch that you need to tell the time and give you a countdown.  We’ve selected our top five sailing watches, offering a range of functions and prices.

SUUNTO Core Outdoor Watch

The Suunto Core is an excellent choice for an outdoor watch which also offers sailing functionality.  You get a barometer, tide data, a compass with semi-automatic calibration and digital bearing, a Storm Alarm and weather trend information. You also benefit from a depth meter, dual time and countdown timer, sunrise/sunset times and a digital thermometer.

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Gill Regatta Race Timer

The Regatta Race Timer from Gill packs many useful features into a compact package that's comfortable to wear, or easy to mount on the mast or boom. Gill's exclusive design offers their largest dot-matrix display and a combination mounting system, making this a practical, versatile race timer. Couple this with an acrylic face and water resistance to 50m, this timer has no problems standing up to the toughest racing conditions.

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Ronstan Clear Start Sailing Watch

These Ronstan Clearstart watches have been developed by some of the world’s top sailors, they offer modern styling and sailing functionality.  It’s gives you large easy to find buttons and easy to read digits, with a variety of timer options and sequences for the competitive sailor.  It also shows the date and has an alarm, as well as a battery saving backlight.  The clearstart watch is made with toughened shock resistant lens and a reinforced polycarbonate case with a stainless steel back.

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Optimum Time Sailing Watch

If you are just after a watch to give you a countdown and timer when racing, this is what it does, it’s water resistant, comes in yellow, white, black, blue or grey and has several sequence options for races.  It’s big digits make it easy to read and use when the going gets tough.  It can even be hung on the mast or boom for convenience.

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