Real-time GPS Event tracking

Ground Control delivers adventure and race organizations, and competitors, satellite-enabled solutions that promote safety and effective team coordination.

We provide the hardware and airtime to support GPS tracking, two-way communications and satellite broadband, in some of the most remote locations and extreme environmental conditions. From yacht racing to car rallies, we keep your team and event HQ connected.


Looking for rentals or personal use?

Ground Control is the parent company of YB Tracking, who provide tracking, monitoring, and messaging devices for extreme races. The company started out by equipping yachts with waterproof, ruggedized tracking devices that could also send and receive short messages. Over time, applications for other off-the-beaten-track events became clear and YB solutions were designed specifically for rental and personal use - covering land, sea, and air races, and expeditions. If you are looking for a single, personal use tracker or to rent units for a short period of time, YB is the correct choice. Looking to purchase hardware for longer-term use? Get in touch, our team can help.

Why choose Ground Control for extreme racing event tracking?

Global coverage

Irrespective of whether your event takes place on land, air or sea, if your competitors and Event HQ have a clear view of the sky, they will be able to transmit and receive data using satellite connectivity.

Value-added partners

We work with a number of exceptional companies, both for hardware devices such as the Kymeta u8, and for software applications. Our partners allow us to offer end-to-end solutions for almost any requirement.

Design and build

We are proud to manufacture the Rock series of products, giving us control over the whole process, and maintaining the highest production quality. We can also customize devices to customers' needs, and your feedback shapes our roadmap.

Promoting safe competition

If you're looking for satellite tracking and communication devices for your next event, Ground Control has you covered. In addition to our own products, we work with trusted manufacturers, and software and satellite service providers. We're confident we can pair you with the best hardware, airtime and service for your needs.