WHERE IS IT BLOWING?
Let’s face it. There are few things more important in life than knowing where it’s blowing, what direction it’s blowing in, and how hard it’s blowing. Yes, we love Cherry Beach. But sometimes the sailing is elsewhere. There are loads of websites that can help you find out where.
There is, of course, iWindsurf (see http://global.iwindsurf.com/en-us/Services/SignUp.aspx). You can pay $10 per month for the premium version of iWindsurf (which gives you meteorologist forecasts) or $4 per month for their computer model forecasts. Some people balk at paying for wind data and forecasts, but consider how much your time is worth. If iWindsurf helps you avoid blowing even one day looking for wind in the wrong place (with apologies for choice of metaphor), that pretty much pays for the cost of the service.
Olivia Mew is a member of the Toronto Windsurfing Club that is on the Canadian Olympic Team, she is working towards the 2020 Olympics that will likely be in Madrid in Sailing Womens RS:X.
Latest News from Olivia : the 2016 Weymouth Sailing World Cup was held June 6-12 held in Weymouth/Portland, England in the same waters as the London 2012 Olympics.
Olivia had a stellar result finishing 4th!
"Going into the medal race I was only one point ahead of 5th place, making for a challenging last day. I coped well with the stress and managed to hold onto my lead, placing 4th in the double point medal race. I’m very happy with my result here, achieving a new personal best in an international fleet. Although we were the smallest fleet competing, we were certainly a strong group of women, including the current world champion, and 3 past youth world champions. Considering my current health status and small number of years sailing, I performed well beyond expectations in this competition."
"I’ve made a ton of progress over the past month, including a lot of technical changes that have increased my speed tremendously. Many thanks to Farrah for coaching me – it’s been a blast!"