It was only a matter of time before armchair sailing became a reality - although that’s not how Raymarine are marketing their new wireless controller. This remote hand-held device can control the boat from distances of up to 10 metres from a base station mounted below deck. With a high-contrast repeater displaying other boat information such as speed, course and wind direction, it’s now possible to monitor all the instruments while controlling the boat from a position of comfort. A simpler model, the S100 is also available as a dedicated unit to operate any Raymarine autopilot.