Ever wondered how fast you can go and how it compares to others? Well here's your chance to find out!
Most people who use a GPS (not too seriously) whilst windsurfing at our Club choose a Garmin Foretrex 101 or 201 (you can enter waypoints so it's okay for cycling and other sports too). These cost upwards of £85 for a new one on Ebay, but can cost twice that. Decathlon sell a different make of GPS for £80 and there are plenty of other makes and models that may also be suitable and you can try for 2nd hand too.
If you want to compare your speed (in knots ~ 1knot = 1.151mph) with others throughout the whole of the UK and Europe have a look here . A Navi-GT31 GPS and an Aquapak case are recommended if you are more serious. It uses an SD card, so you can download data to your computer without needing any special leads. The GT31 has come down in price to about £115, so not so different now from a Garmin.
We'll keep things simple - no need to get the calculator out!
How it works ....
Email your single highest speed of the day in mph (or knots but just make it clear which)
- Include in your email the details in the table below
- and the name of the person who has validated the speed
You can have one entry in the ladder for Watergrove and one for another venue.
The best speeds to date were as long ago as 2011 and 2012 - Andy Whale with 34.8mph at Watergrove and Andy Pepper with 35.0mph at Fleetwood. We'll wipe some older speeds if/when you send us some new ones. So come on, what are you waiting for?!
Look here at new record set in November 2015 - 53.27 knots = 61.3mph!
Or here at previous record - 48.7knots = 56.0mph!
Gump of Juice Boardsports managed 52.4mph at West Kirby in September 2010!
|1||John Lymer||5th May 15||33.5 (& 30.6 on 16/9/16)||Watergrove||Fanatic Hawk 110||Simmer Style 5.5m|
||26th March 16
||Starboard Futura 114
||Gastra Matrix 6.5m
|3||Andy Pepper||18th July 17||32.6||Watergrove||F2 Sputnik 134||Neil Pryde RS 7.8m mk3|
|4||Chris Peartree||27th Mar 16||31.8||Watergrove||JP Magic Ride 118 FSW||Gaastra Matrix 6.0m|
|5||Dave Martin||26th Oct 14||
30.0 (& 29.5 on 26/3/16)
|Watergrove||JP Supersport 127||Gun X-race 6.5m|
|6||Mike Stemmer||27th Aug 15||24.5||Watergrove||JP Xcite-Ride 130||Demon Windspeed 6.5m|
|max||Andy Whale||22nd May 11||34.8||Watergrove||F2 XTC Ltd||North Natural 6.2m|
|1||Andy Pepper||13th May 12||35.0||Fleetwood||F2 Sputnik 295||Neil Pryde RS Slalom 7.8m|
|2||Andy Williams||13th May 12||31.0||Fleetwood||Starboard Futura 122||Tush Storm 6.25m|
|3||This could||be you ....||