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do you know where you are?

Big Pimpin’

totally preparedA lot of SA readers will be familiar with Yellowbrick from offshore races they’ve participated in, but you might not be aware you can buy a Yellowbrick for your own personal use.

Yellowbrick isn’t an EPIRB or a PLB. It doesn’t just transmit your position in an emergency. It transmits your position on a regular basis, all the time.

Friends and family can see where you are, and where you have been, on your personal web-based map. It is waterproof, rugged, and trusted by virtually all the world’s major offshore yachting events.

Yellowbrick is battery powered, and will run for up to 3 months, transmitting hourly. In standby mode it will last for up to a year between charges. It can send and receive short messages via e-mail and SMS, and has an alert button. Running costs are just £8 (~$13) per month plus transmissions, and you only pay when it is being used – you pay nothing when it’s not.

Why wait for an emergency to let people know where you are?

We’re running a special promotion to Sailing Anarchy readers until the end of July 2014, giving a saving of £50 (~$80) on every purchase of a Yellowbrick. Click here for more info on the offer!