GPS Speed is ran by me – Tristan Haskins. I am a keen windsurfer with personal best max speeds in excess of 43.5 knots and an average 5 x 10s speed of 41.61 knots. I started speedsailing with a Garmin Foretrex 101, upgraded that to a Velocitek S10, then a Locosys GT-11 >>> then a GT-31 and I now use the GW-52. I hope to get hold of a LocoSys GW-60 (the replacement to the popular GT31 and a wrist worn version of the GW-52).
Can you use other GPS devices?
Yes – for local sailing / fun I use my Garmin Fenix 5 or Fenix 3HR (check prices on Amazon) with a GPS Speedsailing APP (click here for details on Garmin Connect). I find it’s more convenient than strapping the GW-52 on your arm and super easy to upload data to Garmin Connect via Bluetooth. After upload via your smartphone simply visit Garmin Connect on your Mac or PC and download the track as a GPX file. Now just UPLOAD the GPX file to GPS-SPEEDSURFING.com. This great app – called Wind/Kite Surfing Datafield is compatible with a majority of Garmin Forerunner watches and all Garmin Fenix and Vivoactive models (please ensure your particular watch is water resistant for swimming !)
The team at GPS3 have written an article about using alternative devices to the Locosys GPS – read more here
We’d like to thank Marcia York and Zara Davis for a vast majority of the photos on this website.
GW-52 / GW-60 – the recognised GPS unit for speedsailing records.
- Want to know how far and HOW FAST you have sailed on your kiteboard, windsurfer, landyacht?
- Want to post your best speeds on GPS-speedsurfing.com / GPS-kitesurfing.com?
- Want to know who is the fastest windsurfer, kiteboarder on your local lake?
In the past we used to sell GPS units and I’m proud to have supplied the older unit, the GT31, to the UK’s fastest sailors including, Dave White, Farrel O’Shea, Steve Thorp, Pete Young, Zara Davis, Jim Crossley, Stuart Trunkfield, Graham Clegg, Ian Richards, Bob Cunningham, Adam Gustafsson, Neil Hardwick, Mark Hayford, Pete Davis, Michael George, Darren Mathers, Paul Burgess, Chris Bates, Howard Rowson (“The Weatherman”), Paul Simmons and Mark Bailey
Buy Now – the Locosys GW-60 Amazon
Not in the UK – please click here for GW-60 directly from GPS-Speedsurfing.com
Or – use the Speedsailing APP on a Garmin Fenix 3HR
The Garmin App called Wind/Kite Surfing Datafield will give you live feedback on your best 2s, 5s and 10s runs. It’s been written to mimic the functionality of the Locosys devices. The only thing you can’t do with it is break a National or International record – for that you MUST have the Locosys GPS devices with Doppler speed verification ….
Not in the UK – please click here for Fenix 3HR Amazon Global