GPS-SPEED GT31 Speed Team
GPS-SPEED would like to thank all the sailors listed below who have used GT31 GPS supplied by us.
Farrel O'Shea - Farrel has been windsurfing at the highest level for many years.
Farrel winding up to a UK RECORD run of 48.82 knots over 500m !! Luderitz Speed Challenge 2012.
View Faz's GPS3 session here
Farrel heads a succesful business selling boards and clothing osheasurf.com.
Currently Farrel is the UK's 3rd fastest GPS sailor of all time (just under Dave White and Steve Thorp) . Farrel's current average GPS published speed is 45.8 knots with a max 2 second of 47.68 knots !! View Farrel's current GPS speed here
Steve Thorp - Steve doesn't really need any introduction. Steve is consistently one of the top 3 speedsailors in the UK. Not only a world stage speed sailor, Steve is also a hard core wave sailor. Steve's current GPS best is an amazing 50.1 knots. View Steve's current GPS speeds here.
For Steve's GT31 set up advice - click here please
Steve's website can be found here - stevethorp.co.uk
Don't forget the KITES
Dave Williams is the FASTEST UK sailor - 46.23 knots average 5 x 10 seconds !!
Dave was 10th overall in the 2012 World Kite Speed Championships.
On a windy day - Dave Williams can touch 50 knots on his Kite
Crazy? Yes, we think so... Dave Williams getting 40 knots from a Tushingham Rock Wave sail....
Zara Davis - please visit Zara's website for latest news, recent events and records attempts....
2009 European Speed Champion and ranked 2nd in the world
2010 Finished No 1 in the world, set news womens production board record for Mistral. In Luderitz Namibia.
2011 Womens ISWC European champion for a second time. Retained her No1 position on the world rankings.
Women's World Record Holder for the mile at 34.74 knots
Women's British Record Holder for 500m at 37.24 knots
Womens World Speed Record Holder for 500m at 44.19 knots ( Nov 2012 Luderitz)
Zara's amazing session can be found here at GPS3
Tristan Haskins : (43.54 knots max - 250m @ 42.2 knots) Tristan sails a Starboard iSonic Speed 44 / 49 with Tushingham X15 (4.6 / 5.2 and 5.8) when speed sailing. Tristan is a Director of BHIP Ltd and is often available for a chat about speedsailing, GPS set up etc. To view Tristan Haskins latest PB's on GPS-SPEEDSURFING.com - please click here
Tristan lives in Hunstanton in North Norfolk. He has a local sandbank in Hunstanton which he sails on a spring LOW tide. Click here for venue details. Tristan has recently started sailing at Well Next the Sea on a NEAP / mid low tide. For details on this venue, please click here
Matt York : Matt has come on in Leaps and Bounds with a few black eyes and broken booms thrown in for good measure. Matt is one of many (if not all) UK speedsailors who juggles a full time job and travelling the length and breadth of the country in search of a PB. 2013 saw Matt switch from Simmer sails to Point-7 (those incredible ALL BLACK) sails. Put these super quick sails with Matt's Moo speed board (ex Farrel O'Shea) and you've got a recipe for some big speeds. To view Matt's latest PB's - click here.
Neil Hardwick :
Neil first started windsurfing in 1986 but only archived the ‘magical’ 40 knots back in 2007. He achieved this milestone on a Tushingham Series 7ssi 4.7m² circa 1994, showing that Tushingham have a great history of producing fast sails. With this in mind Neil purchased a quiver of X-15s which propelled him up the rankings on www.gps-speedsurfing.com. This year Neil has updated his speed sail quiver with the support of www.gps-speed.co.uk, to the latest Tushingham X-15s, to push him further up the GPS rankings. And in doing so has finally replaced his trusted Series 7ssi and with an X-15 4.6m² for those day when it’s blowing 50+ knots. Neil's favourite setup up for speed sailing is his Tushingham X-15 5.2m² on a Falcon Speed with a K4/Moo Custom 21 Assy, however when trying for Alphas (500m run including a gybe and finishing within 50m of the start) he prefers his Tushingham X-15 5.8m² and Falcon 80.
. To view Neil's latest PB's - click here.
Pete Young : Pete just seems to be getting quicker and quicker. He stormed to victory in Weymouth to become UKWA British speed champion 2008 ! Pete's GPS best speed is a superb 47.77 knots (2s) and 44.85 knots (5 x 10s average) Click here for Pete's latest sessions
FRIENDS of GPS-SPEED ~ We are lucky to have contact with MANY of the UK's top speedsailors - so we'd also like to mention and thank the following for their continued support (in absolutely no order):
Jim Crossley (Tipped for the top), Stuart Trunkfield, Graham Clegg, Ian Richards (another tip for the top !), Bob Cunningham, Adam Gustafsson, Neil Hardwick, Mark Hayford, Pete Davis, Michael George, Darren Mathers, Paul Burgess, Chris Bates, Howard Rowson ("The Weatherman"), Paul Simmons and Mark Bailey .... who's missing ???? oh yes !! DAVE WHITE