CLEAR Start Sailing Watches and Race Timer

Clear Start™ Watches and Race Timer

Innovative Race Functions with Bold New Styling

The most popular sailing watch in the world just got better. Ronstan’s Clear Start™ race timer and watches are completely updated for 2014 with bold new styling and true sailing functionality. Besides the fresh new look they feature large buttons, easy to read displays and advanced intuitive programming designed specifically with the racing sailor in mind. Developed with input from some of the world’s top sailors, Clear Start™ watches and timers are sure to set the standard for years to come. If you’re looking for a simple competitive edge, the difference is Clear Start™.

Clear Start™ Range Page
Clear Start Race Timer RF4050
RF4050 Race Timer on arm
RF4051B Sailing Watch on arm
RF4052C Sailing Watch on arm
RF4053 Sailing Watch on arm

Race Mode Features - Sailing Watches & Race Timer

  • Multiple Start Sequence options – ISAF 5,4,1,0, Match Racing, User Set
  • SYNChronisation function – auto-correction if you start the countdown early or late
  • Multi-line display – Start Sequences + Time
  • Loud intuitive lead-up and start sound signals
  • Countdown repeat or Count down and up options (for elapsed race time)
  • Separate fast access Race and Time mode scrolling
  • Water resistant to 5 ATM (50m/150ft) – double gasket seals.

Standard Features - Sailing Watches & Race Timer

  • Time, hours/minutes/seconds – 12 or 24hr format
  • Month/Day or Day/Month format
  • Daily alarm
  • Chronograph - Including hours and time of the day
  • Luminescent backlight
  • Battery saving mode – light can be turned off
  • Shock resistant.
Clear Start™ User Manuals


Clear Start™ Race Timer

RF4050 (Black, Red, White)

  • 65mm (2 9/16») diameter face
  • Oversized 16mm (5/8») digit display
  • Rotating face
  • Wrist/Hull/Mast/Boom mount options
  • 30mm (1 1/8») wide stretch Nylon band with security loop
  • Easy-use, flush fit buckle
  • Dual batteries
  • Extra-large easy-press silicon buttons – highlighted Start/Stop button
  • Weight 92g (3.3oz)



Clear Start Race Timer RF4050

Clear Start™ Sailing Watch

RF4052 (Black, Red, White) / RF4052A (Black, Grey) / RF4052C (Orange, Black) / RF4052D (Blue, Lime) / RF4052E (Grey, Aqua)

  • 50mm (2») diameter face
  • Oversized 13mm (1/2») digit display
  • Large easy-press buttons
  • Stainless steel buckle and security loop
  • Flexible polyurethane housing and band
  • Stainless steel back
  • Weight 65g (2.3oz)



Clear Start Sailing Watch RF4052

Clear Start™ Stainless Steel Sailing Watch

RF4053 (Stainless Steel Band) / RF4053A (Canvas Band)

  • 50mm (2») diameter face
  • 13mm (1/2») digit display
  • Recommended wrist circumference 16cm - 21.5cm (6 5/16» - 8 7/16»)
  • Large easy-press buttons
  • Ultra-clear, durable sapphire coated mineral crystal lens
  • All stainless steel body
  • Stainless steel band (RF4053)
  • Double stitched canvas band with stainless steel buckle and security loop (RF4053A)
  • Weight RF4053 - 176g (6.2oz)
  • Weight RF4053A - 98g (3.5oz)



Clear Start Stainless Steel Sailing Watch RF4053

Clear Start™ 40mm Sailing Watch

RF4051 (Grey, Teal) / RF4051A (Lime, Black) / RF4051B (Pink, Grey) / RF4051C (Red, Black)

  • 40mm (1 9/16») diameter face
  • 10mm (3/8») digit display
  • Recommended wrist circumference 13cm - 18.5cm (5 1/8» - 7 1/4»)
  • Large easy-press buttons
  • Stainless steel buckle
  • Flexible polyurethane housing and band
  • Stainless steel back
  • Weight 42g (1.5oz)

Clear Start 40mm Sailing Watch RF4051

  • Large Quick View Displays
    The entire Clear Start™ range features oversized digit displays for easy viewing. The Race Timer presents huge 16mm (5/8”) numbers that can be easily viewed by the crew when mounted to the boom or mast base. The Sailing Watch displays only slightly smaller 13mm (1/2”) digits, which can be quickly viewed at a glance without taking your hand off the helm to read.
  • Race Sequence Resynchronisation
    All racing sailors know how hard it can be to get the watch going at the exact second the start sequence is commenced. With the handy SYNC function, you can quickly resynchronise the Clear Start™ to the official race time. A simple press of a button allows you to drop down to the next minute, allowing you to get your starting sequence back in perfect SYNC at the next opportunity.
  • Pre-programed Race Sequence Sounds
    The intuitive Clear Start™ sound signals let you know exactly where you are in the start sequence without looking at the display. Pre-programmed with ISAF 5-4-1-0 and Match Racing start sequences, it can also be programmed for other countdown sequences by the user. Sound signals can be turned off if desired.
  • End of Sequence - Countdown or Count Ups
    Depending on the user’s preference, the watch can be set up to auto repeat the countdown at the end of the sequence for general recall restarts, or to start counting up to track elapsed time.

  • Multi-line Display with Real Time
    No need to switch between countdown and time modes because the actual time is displayed below the countdown time on the new multi-line Clear Start™ display.
  • Bold and Functional Styling
    Redesigned for a new generation, the Clear Start™ range offers clean modern styling without sacrificing usability. Available in three attractive colour combinations that can be worn anywhere, the Sailing Watch features smooth edges so lines will not get caught in the heat of battle. The versatile large faced Race Timer can be worn as a watch or mounted remotely for easy viewing by the entire crew.
  • Daily Life Functionality
    From waking up for work to working out, the Clear Start™ range is also great for everyday activities. Standard modes include 12 or 24 hour time format, date in day/month or month/day format, daily alarm and chronograph (stop watch).
  • Luminescent Backlight
    Bright, full-face electroluminescent backlighting is easy to read at night and can be turned on temporarily for a quick view.
  • Water and Shock Resistant
    Designed to survive the rigours of competitive sailing, Clear Start™ watches and timers are water resistant to up to 50m (150ft) and highly shock resistant.