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windward1



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ended going with the Garmin Forerunner 310XT again. Refurbished. $74.95.

I set it up with the big display being the speed in knots, the little lower left display being the maximum peak speed (it was in mph and I could not get it to display knots) and the lower right displaying the time.

It is good for a 50 meter depth which I rarely go below.
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prevett



Joined: 25 Jun 1997
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

> Anyone else GPS tracking their sailing? What do you use?

I use a Garmin Forerunner 230, factory refurb for about $130, with the "Wind/Kite Surfing Datafield" free app by FIN151. It was basically the cheapest Garmin watch that supported downloading Connect IQ Apps. Had it for 4 years now, and it's been great. I use it for wavesailing, slalom sailing, surfing, and SUP. The app has the standard by 5x10sec windsurfing speed run tracking used for "official" speed measurements. It's fun to see the tracking on a map post session. And for surfing, I can get a real count of waves caught by looking at the speed vs. time graph. When a wave is caught, the speed goes from minimal to like 15-20mph for about 20-40sec, so I just count the peaks. This also works for slog-and-surf wavesailing; you can see when the graphed speed over time goes from about 5mph to the 20-25mph range.

Other apps that I have downloaded are a GPS waypoint navigation app (for finding buoys while fishing) and a triathlon app.

When surfing or wavesailing, I roll my wetsuit sleeve over the watch to prevent it from getting lost from a wristband failure. I usually don't look at it while on the water, except to check the time if needed.

Bob
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dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice 6.0 and foil day at Berkeley Sat.
Just got up 4 times on the inside, so headed out to 10-18 mph outside in NW breeze. Bit powered past Ashby Shoals, and windchopped beyond my 70 foilmast. Alas, a longer mast in the future.
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dllee



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy 5.7 foiling day until 1:30 at Berk Monday, then wind drops to gusts of 12. Bit cold.
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loopless



Joined: 30 Jun 1997
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: GPS tracking Reply with quote

SwellRipper wrote:
Happy 2020 to windward1 and everyone else on the forum.

A question for windward1- what were you using to track your historic windsurf conquest of the entire Santa Cruz coast, a standalone GPS or a smartwatch?

Anyone else GPS tracking their sailing? What do you use?

Thanks.

Also, heads up to everyone, this coming weekend has wind potential.


Apple Watch with the Dawn Patrol app works great for my sailing/surfing. Mine is the AW3 and it has taken a beating including wave sailing Baja. Get the cellular version and you can pretend to be in the office while sailing....
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ERROR!!!



Joined: 26 Feb 1998
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Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:37 pm    Post subject: 2010-02-02 Sherman Island Reply with quote

The water (without booties) was VERY cold.


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kevinkan



Joined: 07 Jun 2001
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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sailed 3rd Ave on Super Bowl Sunday

2020 Fanatic FreeWave 75 TE
2011 North Hero 3.7

lol my sail and board are almost a decade apart.

Was a little worried about first time sailing this board and pairing with a sail I almost never sail, but everything was dialed right from the get go. Even for my ~200lbs, the 75 was perfect and easy to get going and maintain control

I was powered to a bit OP'd the whole time. Could have used a 3.3 at times, but it's nice to have the power, and there weren't any poltergusts. Wind was pretty dang steady. Inside waters were very choppy, but the water was more organized in the channel. Still choppy, but there were also big sections of big, smooth, glassy swell which was really fun. I sailed at the end of the ebb, and it was flooding by the time I came in around 2pm. Water is coldish but no booties was totally fine. Air was colder and my fingers felt it but never got the really painful hands that sometimes accompanies winter sailing... uncomfortable but not painful hands. Next time I might wear a hood and see if that helps my hands. My head and ears didn't actually get cold.

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windward1



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:19 pm    Post subject: 2020-02-03 Capitola Reply with quote

Cold Gusty Winds. And offshore at that. My hands did get cold. At least the fingers. Reminded me of a time being in Minnesota for two weeks in December in below zero weather and me without gloves. Well my fingers did not get THAT cold, but they were numb by the time I tacked in from a session that I cut short because of the conditions.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wing dinged skate sailed OBSF on Saturday... was super fun!

quick vid here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B8VGj01H7Th



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kevinkan wrote:
wing dinged skate sailed OBSF on Saturday... was super fun!

quick vid here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B8VGj01H7Th


That does look like fun!
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