In order to make sure that everybody is safe the organization took several safety precautions. A helmet and a Personal Flotation Device are mandatory for example. The competitors are also bound to stay within 2 miles of the shore and there will be safety boats and jet skis following them.
In addition, the competitors are required to carry a tracking device. This will be in the form of an application that competitors will be able to download on their smartphone. To be able to follow the participants, a GPS signal must be sent. Dauphin Telecom partner in Communications of the event offers the solution.
All participants receive a Dauphin Telecom SIM card with the required amount of data. On top of that all competitors receive a waterproof case to keep their phone dry while racing.
Dauphin Telecom SIM cards, data and waterproof phone cases will be given to the participants during registration on Thursday 20 February from 9-5PM or at late registration the next morning.
The Caribbean foiling Championships will be using the Kwindoo tracking application. Kwindoo is a platform that visualizes a regattas (such as the Caribbean Foiling Championships). By transforming competitors smartphones in to GPS beacons Kwindoo enables the organisation to track all the competitors during racing. But besides its primary safety objective the tracking application allows competitors to review their performance afterwards to compare speeds and sailed courses. On top of that, friends, family and foiling enthusiasts can follow the races live online!
Update 1: There are two different apps; 1 for competitors to track them & 1 for spectators/family/friends to view them. Please decide which one you are and have a look at 'How does it work' for competitors and/or for spectators.
Update 2: More information about Kwindoo here
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Step 2: Create an account
Step 3: Set up account
Step 4: Wait for the event to go live
The event will only be visible within 24 hours of the start and if you are within 50km of the start.
Note: So this can be done during registration, on Thursday
(February 20, 2020) at the Head Quarters.
Step 5: Choose your class
Once you press start tracking you will be prompted to choose your class, make sure you pick the right class! If you are not sure which class you are make sure to ask the organization. As soon as you picked a class you will automatically join all races of your class. After you did this you can stop the tracking until you go on the water for racing.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Step 3: Watch the races live!
Step 2: Look for the event