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Event name2015/2016 NWF British GPS Speed Ladder
Start DateFriday, September 4, 2015
End DateSunday, September 4, 2016
Event contactinfoPete Davis
Event sponsorNational Watersports Festival
CountryUnited Kingdom

  Event description and NOR

NWF does Speed

The  2015/16 British GPS Speed Ladder is to be sponsored by The NWF (National Watersports Festival). The event will start from the 4th of September  2015 which is the beginning of the Festival on Hayling Island and will run until the Saturday of NWF event in September 2016.

Based on your fastest 250m run during the year and only on sessions from UK waters. All British sailors using GPS Speedsurfing site will be automatically entered and there will be an annual trophy and prizes. So at any windy day you can set out with your GPS at your favourite speed spot, which could be on the sea or your local lake and set your own personal record. Then upload you session to see how you did against the rest of the UK.

You will be able view you’re ranking onwww.gps-speedsurfing.comand the NWF Web site   this will rank and update the fastest in the UK, as the year progresses. The spot prizes will be drawn randomly on the Saturday of the NWF event the following year out of ALL posts submitted. So the more times you post a speed the better chance you have of winning. As well as crowning the Top GPS speed sailors of the year with categories for Men, Women under 16 and Masters (over45)?


NWF Speed Facebook page

To help promote the British ladder there will be a NWF facebook page for Speed Sailing here in the UK. There you can suggest a day or place that you think would be good to get a great speed and hook up with other speed freaks. This way you can log in and check if anyone else is up for a session on a speed strip and with a given venue with the right wind conditions to set the highest speeds who knows what you could achieve? The top sites include premier spots such as West Kirby, The Ray Southend, Weymouth and Daymer Bay. But any venue will be included if the competitors want it. Flat speed sailing conditions are great but not imperative. 40 knot plus runs are great but 30 knot averages are just as impressive in choppy conditions at your local lake. This is hopefully a system that will give great wind conditions for your sessions.


 Video timing equipment is not used. Only hand held gps units are used. This enables sessions be made at very short notice. The main unit used is the Navi GT31. But other older units like the Garmin Foretrek, Forerunner and Geko are still acceptable but may not as accurate.
The rulesare based on the rules dictated by gps-speedsurfing. And it will be based on your fastest 250 m run. The GPS units must record at a minimum of two second time intervals. The GPS tracks are up-loaded to a computer and speeds are calculated on gps software such as the free to use gps action replay or highly recommended GPS Results (free for 30 days then 29 Euros Downloadable from the website Each competitor will then post his or her time on gps-speedsurfing and clicking NWF British Speed Championship as the event. The results will then automatically appear on the NWF homepage and on the Speedsurfing NWF British rankingpage.

Windsurfing Equipment

Any equipment is allowed. It's not only speed boards that are quick. A wave board attained an average of 40 knots at Sandy Point in Australia. So speed or slalom boards are not a must. There has never been a better time to try out your speed skills, gain some bragging rights over your mates and win some great prizes.

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Event subscribers
1Farrel O Shea51.04
2Jim Crossley50.63
3Zara Davis46.3
4Dave White46.3
5Will Trossell46.1
6Steve Thorp46.1
7Antony Todd45.91
8Antony Todd45.91
9Scotty Stallman45.79
10Ian Richards45.47
11Matthew York44.93
12Pete Young44.85
13Andy Holland43.18
14Mark Hayford42.36
15Adam Gustafsson42.3
16Michael George42.14
17Neil Hardwick41.99
18Shaun Cook41.86
19Pete Davis41.71
20Tristan Haskins41.61
21Chris Bates41.08
22Mark Bailey40.71
23Darren Mathers40.18
24Paul Burgess40.1
25Alex Bennett-Baggs39.97
26Simon Harris39.63
27Rob King39.29
28Simon Thompson38.93
29John Kennedy38.42
30John Kennedy38.42
31Dave Dobrijevic38
32Norman Petty37.92
33Sam Latham37.81
34Stephen Squirrell37.71
35Allan Cross37.65
36Allan Cross37.65
37Allan Cross37.65
38Allan Cross37.65
39Allan Cross37.65
40Mark Ingram37.63
41Jason Grafton37.46
42Jason Grafton37.46
43Jason Grafton37.46
44Simon Pettifer37.4
45Simon Pettifer37.4
46Alastair Nichol37.19
47Robin Russell36.9
48George Fulton36.83
49Duncan Adam36.55
50Simon Chippington 36.5
51Kacper Wozniak36.11
52Garry Connell36.06
53Garry Connell36.06
54Garry Connell36.06
55Garry Connell36.06
56Garry Connell36.06
57Garry Connell36.06
61Tony Robinson35.34
62Nic Dodd35.29
63Lee Spencer35.11
64Adrian Wallis35.08
65Dave Strudwick34.97
66Daniel Johnston34.48
67Gavin Nicholson33.68
68Chris Freeman33.54
69David Laird33.4
70David Laird33.4
71James Battye33.28
72Paul Arnold33.07
73Phil Noden33.06
74Jon Bourke32.78
75Jon Bourke32.78
76Jon Bourke32.78
77Bill Robinson32.62
78Bill Robinson32.62
79Bill Robinson32.62
80Richard Lloyd32.12
81Stacey Vass31.45
82Stacey Vass31.45
83Stacey Vass31.45
84George Morris31.3
85Stephen Wilkinson30.63
86Martin McCourt30.61
87John Martin30.3
88Chris Pankhurst 29.98
89Chris Pankhurst 29.98
90Steve Thompson29.92
91Ken Bartlett29.37
92Mark Palmer29.19
93Mark Palmer29.19
94Mark Palmer29.19
95Conor fagan29
96Gavin Shaw28.17
97Gavin Shaw28.17
98Gavin Shaw28.17
99Daryl Langford27.85
100Mike Goldsmith27.8
101Mike Goldsmith27.8
102Mike Goldsmith27.8
103Chris Vasey27.71
104Stephen Pugh27.53
105Tim Gulland27.08
106Danny Johnston26.79
107Gordon Roach26.44
108Gordon Roach26.44
109Gordon Roach26.44
110Gordon Roach26.44
111Mike Barnett25.9
112Jon Knight24.93
113Jon Knight24.93
114Graham Robinson24.08