Balboa Racing - Automatic Sailboat Race Starters - iStart Pro and iStart Controller

Balboa Racing is home of the iStart Pro and iStart Controller, self-contained automatic sailboat race starters using the latest in electronics technology for ease of use, excellent reliability and functionality.  They are pre-programmed with over 35 starting sequences.  Each model features a durable, rain and splash proof, plastic container, large 4-digit LCD timer display, microprocessor board, precise quartz crystal timer and internal flag-change beeper.  A stainless steel handle, battery and a battery charger are included with the iStart Pro model.

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iStart Pro iStart Controller

iStart Pro - $399.00
In stock – ships today

iStart Controller - $299.00
In stock – ships today

  • Professional model for large fleet starts
  • Built-in Air Horn Pump
  • Dual Chrome Air Horns are attached
  • Easy to use
  • Internal Flag Change Beeper
  • Large Daylight Viewable LCD Display
  • Pre-programmed with over 35 Starts
  • Internal Battery
  • Charger
  • Durable container
  • Rain and Splash Proof
 The iStart Pro controls a pair of loud chrome plated air horns (attached) that can be heard along the longest starting lines, even in very windy conditions (loud).  It's perfect for large fleets and harbor or ocean starts.  The horns can optionally be located 10-20 feet away from race committee personnel with a bit of inexpensive air hose.  Every yacht club needs to own one of these. Extra horns available here.
  • Connects to your ship's horn
  • Includes wiring harness and horn relay
  • Easy to use 
  • Internal Flag Change Beeper
  • Large Daylight Viewable LCD Display
  • Pre-programmed with over 35 Starts
  • Durable container
  • Rain and Splash Proof
 


The iStart Controller is designed to easily connect to your ship's horn or any other electrically operated sounding device for perfect starts.  It's small and light weight so can be mounted to your committee boat or can be handheld.  It can switch up to 30 amps with the included relay or 20 amps directly.  Our support team will be happy to assist with installation advice. (NHYC installation)

 

Simply select your desired starting sequence from our list of over 35 then press START.  The iStart will do the rest – sound horns at the right time, display time remaining until each start, and will even advise Race Committee when to raise or lower each flag with internal beeps and on the screen.  Buy one today and enjoy perfect starts.