With your support we have now raised the $16,000 to purchase two WindBots – Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal on time!
The club was looking into purchasing two WindBots for junior and senior sailors. These are wind instruments attached to the coach and mark laying boats. The data displayed on the instrument screen is then used to predict pressure and local wind information on the actual course. This system has been used by Olympic and International sailors to take some of the guess work out of coaching and setting the best possible courses for the weather conditions to help sailors to improve their overall on-water performance. It is proposed to use the technology to help our sailors at interstate and local regattas.
This year many sailors will be at Sorrento participating in the Australian Youth Championships and the technology will help Denis Jones support our member-sailors on the water. As a result, there was some urgency in the purchasing of the equipment, but WE DID IT – Thanks to our generous members!
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