Competing in the speed competition couldn’t be easier. Simply borrow one of two waterproof Sat Nav units kept behind the bar. Strap the unit to your arm, then sail as fast as you can. The unit automatically records all trip data including the maximum speed achieved.
The club record set in 2011 was broken in 2013 and now stands at 37.4mph. Surprisingly you don’t need to wait for a howling gale to sail fast. The faster speeds were generally achieved in the lighter winds, typically F4-F6. Flat water is far more important than wind strength for speed.
The rules of the speed competition are straight forward: Book the Sat Nav unit out from the bar before you go sailing.
- After sailing for a while, return the unit.
- To qualify for the competition, record the maximum speed in the log book and get it witnessed by a club member.
Club GPS Speed Record