is creating the platform to modernize sailing.




per month


SYRF (Sailing Yacht Research Foundation) is building the tech platform to modernize and grow sailing. We're inviting you to help us navigate.

We've already done most of the heavy lifting, but we need help getting to sustainability. 

The SYRF platform features:
  • The LivePing mobile tracking app: the only tracker to #StopThePingParade.
    • Crowd source the start line location in real time,
    • Integrate with Expedition,
    • Synchronize clocks across the fleet,
    • Download your tracks in industry standard formats.
  • The webapp: the home of sailing on the internet.
    • Search over 20 years of race players,
    • Find local and upcoming races easily,
    • Connect with friends.
  • Open APIs that solve the hardest problems for developers.
    • Use SYRF accounts for Single Sign On, or request tracks from your users,
    • Subscribe to real time race data such as position updates and OCS events,
    • Download track and weather data from the largest archive of sailing data on Earth, period,
    • Search certificates and polars from ORC, IRC, ORR,
    • Add tracking to your events with LivePing,
    • Add charts to your apps using standardized vector layers.
What you get for your patronage:
  • Early demos,
  • High touch technical support for your projects,
  • Access to a "members only" Discord,
  • Have a say in the priorities of what we build,
  • Get invited to private events and webinars with famous sailors.

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