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Fancy windsurfing? Check Windguru.
I’m always amazed at how much information can be put onto a screen; here, Windguru gives you in a glance the weather and especially the wind forecast in relation to windsurfing and kite boarding – strong winds are vital. It is just an aid to forecasting, though I have found it remarkably accurate, that wind strengths and directions do in reality shift pretty much according to the forecast. This greatly assists with planning a sailing trip – too strong or too weak and I keep away.
Something to get excited about
Fig.1. Laser sailing and Windguru
I’ve taken to looking at Windguru the way my father would listen to the Shipping Forecast; even if I don’t make it onto the water the thought of what I’d be doing or how I’d cope has me frothing at the mouth.
Another challenge to master. Confidence and familiarity on water. Never again be so long off the water that I get seasick. Develop new skills: setting a race, motoring and refuelling around a busy harbour, sailing bits and bobs, waves and tides … other yachts and dinghies fighting to make it first to the next buoy.