The ULTRA systems are perfectly suited for paddle sports. Our systems have been tested in the harsh terrain of white water events, adventure racing and open water flat races. ULTRA has passed with flying colours.
For the first time in 2010 Ultra was used to time the Avon Descent, a 134km white water paddle race over 2 days. Using antennas on the bank each paddler and power boat competitor were timed with accuracy at 8 different timing points along the course. Using active tags placed on the paddler’s helmet and side antennas we were able to span areas of 40 meters with great effect.
In paddle races where there is no major white water and helmets are not worn a standard loop tag can be placed on the hull of the craft and read from a side antenna placed either on a post in the water, or on the bank.