StartMate Model Yacht Race Start Timer

Model C-2

With StartMate you don’t need to shout, fuss with tapes, CD’s, iPods, amplifiers, batteries or speakers to start your races! Whether it’s a regatta, practice or just a fun-sail, you can concentrate on the starting line and sailing! StartMate Timers are Easy-to-use, Compact and    Loud enough for all Skippers to hear! 

         StartMate Features:

  • Simple One-Button Operation – push to start, push to abort
  • Self contained with removable swivel mounting bracket
  • Requires 4 x AA Batteries. (Rechargeable batteries recommended)
  • Compact and Lightweight:  (4”x4”x3”, 16 oz excluding batteries)
  • Easily heard over wide starting line area
  • Rugged, No moving parts, 100% digital
  • Assembled by Hand and Fully Tested. One-Year Guarantee.


Four new or recharged AA batteries will last for several months of average use. The Timer is rugged, small, and easy to carry in your tool bag, yet loud enough for all skippers to hear over a wide start-line area.

Shown is the New Model C-2. This is identical to the old model C-1 except for a larger speaker magnet, and relocated controls. The sound is improved from the C-1 due to the larger magnet. The older model B-2 has been discontinued.

Comments from skippers:

"Our club used the Startmate for our sailing on Saturday.  It worked flawlessly!  Thanks for a great product."

"Thank you for the fast service on my StartMate order.  I’m very pleased with the product, and will recommend it to everybody who is still struggling with the bulky boom boxes and CD players."

"I just returned from the ODOM Nationals where they used one of your timers very effectively. Our club will be very pleased to have this."

"I received the clock and it works beautifully."

"At first glance, I was a little concerned that the volume might not be adequate...but WOW!  This thing rocks!  It's going to great to free up hands on the start line.  No more dead car batteries (from using the stereo) or having to lug around cables and boom boxes.  I'm sure the clubs around us will be begging us to bring our Racing Timer to every regatta once they experience it (or ordering their own).  Thanks.

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