racing stopwatch

My husband recently started racing at a local club. he has been talking about getting a stopwatch for sailing, which will count down the seconds from the 1 minute warning Can you please recommend one and where I could fid it? I am hoping to give it as a stocking stuffer...so under $50 would be great Thanks in advance

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I use a Casio watch with a coundown alarm feature.

I use a Casio watch with a coundown alarm feature. The watch is waterproof and should cost less than $30. I set the coundown for 15 minutes that is then stored in the watch. On a five minute start I just ignore the tens digit. In a regatta with many classes I figure out the 15 minute start and check the watch at the 10 and 5 minute guns. I have dunked the watch and it is indeed waterproof. Godd luck. Gabor Karafiath

The Timex Ironman Triathlon has a countdown-countup timer.

The Timex Ironman Triathlon has a countdown-countup timer. You can set the countdown time for whatever starting sequence your club uses. After it counts down to 0 it starts counting up, so you can keep track of your elapsed time for when you might be racing using Portsmouth handicaps. Greg Flying Scot #1087

Checkout sailgb.

Checkout sailgb. They have an "Optimum Time Race Sailing Watch" for $50.45. It features a 5,4,1,0 ISAF start sequence. I would consider this watch if I were racing more regularly. In other words, I don't own the watch and can't tell you anything more about it.

Claus FS5074 Ames, IA

quote:The Timex Ironman Triathlon has a countdown-countup timer.

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The Timex Ironman Triathlon has a countdown-countup timer. You can set the countdown time for whatever starting sequence your club uses. After it counts down to 0 it starts counting up . . .
The above is one feature of the Timex Ironman Triathlon watch. At our club, we are the 3rd or 4th fleet to go off. The Timex Ironman Triathlon watch also has a feature of starting the countdown all over again automatically instead of counting up. This is nice because I don't have to start it exactly on the FS countdown, but instead start it on the earlier fleets. This allows me to be sure that it is in synch with the comittee boat when it comes to the FS countdown.

That's a great tip, Steve (Transom).

That's a great tip, Steve (Transom). Timex has a nice interactive demo of their Ironman Triathlon watch. It's for the ring control version but the functions are probably the same. http://assets.timex.com/interactive/icontrolRINGSET.html The Optimum apparently also has the option of countdown repeat with the ISAF start sequence. (see manual at http://www.optimumtime.co.uk/Accessories_and_Instructions.html)

Claus FS5074 Ames, IA