Live wind conditions are much better than a weather forecast made hours ago. Join the community of sailors in your area who are sharing real-time wind data. Improve wind maps and tacking routes for all.
The SailTimer Wind Instrument™ is the first-ever masthead anemometer to crowd-source wind data.
Now, when you use the Wind Instrument with your Android or iOS device, you have the option to share your wind data online. With live wind maps, you can set your optimal tacking route based on what the winds are like up ahead. Or check live wind conditions from home/office before deciding to go out on the water.
Race officials: when you log in, you can get graphs of wind direction for setting upwind marks. Coaches: you can click on the wind barbs for any Wind Instrument on the map for planning tacking strategies. Using a web browser, races and wind conditions can be viewed from shore. We'll also be adding the ability to view GPS tracks, and replay tacking routes and wind conditions for performance analysis.
Wind barbs are shown on the map at the location of your Wind Instrument and any others around you. The arrow shows the wind direction. Each short line indicates 5 knots of wind speed, and each long line indicates 10 knots. You can click on the icon to view the wind speed and direction in more detail, in large numbers and graphs.