Tushingham Sails sponsor GPS Speedsurfing for 2009
Before the introduction of personal GPS devices competitive speed sailing used to be a rare event, with organised competitions few and far between due to the complexities of setting up an accurate timing system and remoteness of the best venues. Now, with the widespread use of arm-mounted GPS devices, any windsurfer at any location on any equipment can record their speeds and compare them on the GPS Speedsurfing website against fellow riders, whether they’re on the same kit or not, sailing at the same location or on opposite corners of the world!
The website www.gps-speedsurfing.comis a resource available to windsurfers worldwide, which allows registered users to upload and compare details of each of their GPS-recorded sessions. Not only are speeds and averages calculated by the software, but also the rider can provide details of location, kit used and other useful details like wind speed and additional comments. It’s a superb means of making every windsurfing session a competitive one while simultaneously helping to improve technique. All the information on the software to use and how to operate is on the website and if you need further assistance there is always quick and handy advice available through the forum.
With immediate effect, anyone using the GPS Speedsurfing website is able to rank riders using Tushingham sails separately and quickly identify in the world rankings which sailors are using Tushingham. So if you want to try and be the fastest Tushingham rider the opportunity is here!
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
www.gps-speedsurfing.com is the global resource to compare windsurfing speeds, sailors, equipment and locations. Log on and find out for yourself!