Gps-speedsurfing
Name
Michael George
Homespot
Brogborough
Country
United Kingdom
Date
Friday, October 10, 2008

Event
British GPS Speed Contest
Spot
Portland Harbour, Weymouth, United Kingdom

Average speed
25.89 knots
( 26.58 26.34 25.81 25.4 25.33 )
Max. 2 sec.
27.08
knots

100 m run
26.71
knots
250 m run
25.88
knots
500 m run
25.06
knots
Nautical mile
19.92
knots

1 hour avg speed
14.9
knots
Alpha racing
16.2
knots

Distance
54 km
Windspeed
17 - 22 knots

The last day of Weymouth speed week and relatively light winds so I was on my biggest slalom kit. We had one long session of 2.5 hours but I only sailed for the first two hours and in that time clocked up 30 nautical miles! As far as personal records go, I managed to get my best speeds to date on the JP Slalom 109 and Tushingham Lightning 8.5m (e.g. peak speed, 10s, 5 x 10s, 500m). My official speed for the 544m course was 24.94 knots which matches up very closely to my GPS readings (see above). At the end of the day, we finished off with a master blaster and I came in third, winning a DaKine hydration pack (like a Camelback).

Tech Details: Navi GT-11 v1.62 (B1115), GPSAR Pro v3.4, Doppler.

Best run