With modern GPS units its never been easier to race against yourself and see how fast you can go. Every has done it, blasting of downwind to reach maximum velocity. For sure it feels like 50 Kts, but with a GPS unit you will know exactly how fast (or slow) it actually is.
GPS speedsurfing is a resource set up for everyone with GPS to log their best speeds and go head to head with hundreds of other sailors all around the world. There is an overall ranking, plus now an extra Tushingham Sails ranking. Now you can try to be the fastest Tushingham sail out there.
Tushingham’s Paul Simmons commented: “We’re really excited about helping to build the numbers of riders using GPS Speedsurfing, which is already very active worldwide. It’s a fantastic resource set up by a handful of Dutch speed enthusiasts, who have ploughed their own time, money and effort into developing the site. Logging windsurfing speeds by GPS encourages all windsurfers to push themselves and break personal bests, whether on specialist kit or regular freeride gear. As a new sponsor, it’s particularly appealing that the site is as relevant to the novice battling to break 20 knots as the top pro’s going for the big 50. We also have a few UK GPS speed events planned for the New Year, open to all windsurfers and will release information very soon."
www.gps-speedsurfing.com is the global resource to compare windsurfing speeds, sailors, equipment and locations. Log on and find out for yourself!