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drysuit2



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:06 pm    Post subject: Windsurfing race watch Reply with quote

I tried the search feature, but failed.
So where do I find one of those over-sized race watches for windsurfing?
You usually see them on the upper arm of slalom racers. I don't need GPS.
A regular waterproof sailing watch would be useless for me, because as soon as I put in my contact lenses to surf or windsurf I am totally farsighted.

Thanks in advance
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techno900



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

google "optimum watch"
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drysuit2



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

techno900 wrote:
google "optimum watch"


Thanks
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coachg



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can also go to the Sailworks website & get one.

https://www.sailworks.com/the-gear/accessories-apparel/racewatch.html

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django



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ronstan Clear Start timer has been the preferred racer's watch for over 20 years. This is the watch that you will see on every arm at any regatta.

https://www.ronstan.com/marine/clearstart.asp
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dvCali



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Windsurfing race watch Reply with quote

drysuit2 wrote:
I tried the search feature, but failed.
So where do I find one of those over-sized race watches for windsurfing?
You usually see them on the upper arm of slalom racers. I don't need GPS.
A regular waterproof sailing watch would be useless for me, because as soon as I put in my contact lenses to surf or windsurf I am totally farsighted.

Thanks in advance


I used a Ronstan when I was racing. the equivalent model now the ClearStart https://www.apsltd.com/catalog/product/view/id/71546/s/ronstan-clearstart-watch-40mm/?utm_source=Google+Shopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Product&gclid=Cj0KCQiA4sjyBRC5ARIsAEHsELElPPjGDrCDf9Ym_DdeVrjqNuDNstsevz4c8kD5DUjp1bePoP-QnVwaAtIOEALw_wcB

If you have a Garmin Watch you can use one of the sailing-racing apps, but the screen is smaller.
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d0uglass



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL, when I read the post header I thought you were asking about where you could go to watch a windsurfing race. Not that you asked, but the windsurfing.tv youtube channel has had some good race coverage with cool drone shots and funny commentary from British Ben Profitt. I was transfixed for two days last summer by their coverage of the Engadin Wind windfoil racing festival at a mountain lake in Switzerland.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2f6A_-YpOI69mL7-fs4DhQ

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