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Old 30th December 2009, 01:27 AM   #1
Ken
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Default 2009 Sailing Statistics

Some may find this information interesting. I have carried a GPS on all outings for the last four years, and logged all the information listed below for 2009. Wind speeds are from iWindsurf.com sites where I sail.

I have been windsurfing for 25 years, am 64 years old, weigh 79kg & live in Dallas, Texas. When I sail, I don’t spend the day at the lake, I just rig, go out for at least an hour, pack up and head for home and time with the family. I attended 5 regattas, sailing in the Formula or Open class.

Averages per day for 66 days of sailing:

Top speed = 29.1 mph / 25.3 knots
Average speed = 10.7 mph / 9.3 knots
Time on the water = 71.4 minutes
Distance sailed = 12.1 miles / 19.4 km
Wind speed = 10.2 to 21.4 mph / 8.9 to 18.6 knots

Sail sizes and number of times used (there were a number of occasions where I used more than one sail during a day, but I just recorded the most used):

11.0 = 9
9.2 = 15
8.4 = 5
7.6 = 10
6.6 = 17
5.7 = 6
5.0 = 1
4.5 = 2
4.0 = 1

Boards and number of times used (there were a number of occasions where I used more than one board during a day, but I just recorded the most used):

Starboard Formula 160 - 30
Starboard iSonic 111 - 26
Hi Fly Move 105 - 9
Tiga 263 - 0
Mistral Superlight - 1

Totals for the year:

Sailing days - 66
Days sailed in Jan. Feb. Mar. - 16
Days sailed in Apr. May June - 26
Days sailed in July Aug. Sept. - 12
Days sailed in Oct. Nov. Dec. - 12
Top speed - 35.7 mph / 31.02 knots - Starboard iSonic 111 with Maui Sails TR-4 6.6 sail
Mileage - 805 miles / 1295 km
Number of days with winds gusting over 23 mph / 20 knots - 24
Time on the water - 78.2 hours
Highest wind speed sailed - 40 mph / 34.7 knots at Corpus Christi
Greatest distance sailed in one day - 22 miles / 35.4 km
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Toys:
Formula 160; iSonic 111; HiFly Move 105; Tiga 263; '85 Mistral Superlight.
Maui Sails TR 11.0; 9.2; 8.4; 7.6; 6.6; Maui Sails Switch 6.0; 5.2; Maui Sails Global 4.5; 4.0.

Last edited by Ken; 30th December 2009 at 03:09 AM.
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