Kattack Announces Race Tracking For Acura Key West 2008

31 December 2007


MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — December 26, 2007 — Kattack will provide race tracking for Acura Key West 2008, presented by Nautica, January 21st to 25th. Last year’s 2007 event drew 260 boats from 20 countries and 17 classes. Five fabulous race days marked the 20th anniversary of this renowned international regatta. Steady 10-14 knot winds, sunny skies, temperatures in the 80s, and relatively flat water off the Conch Republic, welcomed over 2,800 sailors.

Kattack Race Tracking
Kattack will capture the action for four fleets: Melges 32, J/105, Farr 40 and Swan 42. Boats from these fleets will be tracked and the races will be available at the end of each day. View all the races with the Kattack Race Player for a $19.95 one-time fee. Visit the Kattack website, www.Kattack.com during and after the regatta for more information.

Sunday Seminar – “Champions’ View of Winning Tactics”
On Sunday, January 20th, from 4pm to 5pm (before the Skippers’ Meeting) a panel of experts will be conducting a seminar utilizing Kattack race replays. Andreas Josenhans, of North Sails, will MC the expert panel. They will review and comment on several start and gate rounding situations from Acura Key West 2007 as recorded by the Kattack system. The race situations will include the Farr 40, Melges 32, and J/105 fleets. The seminar will be held under the Race Week Tent.

Melges - Sponsor
Melges Performance Sailboats, www.melges.com—the world leader in scow and sportboat technology—is a Kattack sponsor for race tracking at Acura Key West 2008 . Melges engineers and manufactures high-performance one-design sailboats including the Melges 32, Melges 24, Melges A Scow, Melges E Scow, Melges C Scow, Melges 17, MC Scow and Melges X Boat.

About Kattack
Two software developers and avid sailors, Tom Verburgt and Steve Palm, started Kattack in 2005. It’s the proverbial idea on a napkin story. Over lunch, the two men decided it would be really cool to develop a way to track sailboats during a race and replay it for all to see afterwards. Their goals were to make it affordable and easy to use for all sailboat-racing venues—yacht clubs, sailing schools, college programs, coaches and regattas. Today, Kattack is used globally and is well respected as the leading every day, sailboat race playback solution.


For more information about Acura Key West 2008 race tracking:
Steve.Palm@Kattack.com (mobile) 612-839-7289

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