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Gearing Up With … Chris Branning, Professional Sailboat Racer

Chris Branning in action   without   his Two Hand Touch. Now,  when using his Two Hand Touch, Chris has both hands free to navigate more efficiently.

Chris Branning in action without his Two Hand Touch. Now, when using his Two Hand Touch, Chris has both hands free to navigate more efficiently.

Professional sailboat racer Chris Branning was recently searching Pinterest looking for a tablet solution that would allow him to more easily run the navigation software on his sailboat. After a deep search, he stumbled upon Gig Gear’s Two Hand Touch.

Typically used by AV techs and live event professionals to more easily remote mix a room with both hands available, the Two Hand Touch provided the perfect solution for Branning.

“Racing sailboats have a main computer down below which run complex navigation software, and then we use a repeater screen on deck so we can supply up-to-date information to our leadership,” Branning explained. “The repeater screen is usually an iPad but can also be a variety of other screens as well.”

Branning said the Two Hand Touch’s ability to house different tablet sizes was a key selling point for him.

“It’s handy that Gig Gear’s Two Hand Touch can accommodate so many different types of screens,” he added.

While Branning may have a unique use for the Two Hand Touch, his favorite feature is similar to most AV tech’s favorite feature — it’s ability to allow them to go hands-free.

I like that the Two Hand Touch keeps the tablet in place and allows me to physically engage the boat once I stow the tablet in the ‘up’ position,” Branning explained. “It’s very hands-free which is critical when we have to complete boat maneuvers.”

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