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About Yachts In Transit (YIT) www.yit.nz.

YIT is a FREE online tool built for the cruising community.

Yachts that register with YIT have their own customised webpage where friends and family can follow their cruising adventures. Followers can subscribe to your yacht to automatically receive notifications when there have been updates to your page.

How It Works

Send in a status update and your page will update showing your current position along with anything you want to say or photos you might like to add. Include your speed and heading and YIT will estimate your positions in 24 and 48 hours time so followers can estimate when you will reach your destination.

Rally users might also like to send in weather reports at your location which can then be shared with other rally participants nearby. You can also write blogs and submit sites you want to share with other cruisers, like good anchorages,favourite snorkelling spots and walks.

YIT can be updated manually or automatically by sending text emails to the YIT server via SSB, sat, sat-IridiumGo, sat-Delorme-Inreach, or by using the YIT app. A desktop is available through the Chrome browser or get the mobile appfor Apple or Android. The app is the most user friendly way to submit updates and makes it easy to upload images to YIT when you have access to internet.

If you are interested in seeing what other cruisers are up to, head to the YIT homepage. The map displays the location of all yachts that have submitted updates in the last month. Click on a yacht to see who it is and what they have to say.

Update September 2017:

Facebook Posting Now Available VIA yit !

YIT can now post to your facebook timeline on your behalf.

  • Login to YIT (web) and click the connect with facebook button above the map.
  • You will then be prompted to login to facebook (if not already) and then asked to allow YIT to post to your timeline.

How does the Facebook posting work ?

Any email, web or app updates (except automatic Iridium or app updates) sent into YIT will now automatically get posted to your Facebook timeline. This includes the first image of your updates. If no images are posted, a link to your YIT page is added so your friends and family may see where you are by visiting your map. This is great for on passage, updates will be posted to facebook when you send in proper updates from your SSB or Iridium email.

To create your own FREE YIT yacht page now go to; www.yit.nz/registration

How to send an email to YIT to update your position for your Iridium GO

  • Open the Iridium Go Mail app on your smartphone (you need to download it from the app store)
  • Click on Connection and connect your ph to the Go.
  • Click on the mail app
  • Click on the write email icon on bottom RHS of the screen

Follow the instruction below to Send in a position, status and weather report. You will also see that the camera icon is active on the RHS of the subject line. You can click on the camera icon, take a pic and have that appear on your post  - Very Cool Right !

  • Email: send@yit.co.nz (mailto:send@yit.co.nz)
  • Subject: Your yacht name (make sure you use the one you registered with)

In the body of email:

  • [password] your YIT password
  • [position] 21 34.52S 175 35.18E 
  • [weather] 5knts SE, slight seas, no clouds, 1022 baro
  • [speed] Your SOG 
  • [heading] Your heading or COG 
  • [status] Your story , something like : smooth calm seas, motor sailing under full moon , ETA Noumea 72 hours

Yachts In Transit & The Down Under Rally

If you are part of the Down Under Rally you can add your yacht to the rally page. 

Each time you do an update to your YIT page your updated yacht position and status will also be updates on the rally page.

Click here to visit the 2017 YIT Down Under "Go East" Rally page 

Click here to visit the 2017 YIT Down Under "Go West" Rally page


To create your own FREE YIT yacht page now go to; www.yit.nz/registration