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Racer's Edge Laser Wind Sensor (LWS) by Catch The Wind, Inc.

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Racer's Edge® Laser Wind Sensor (LWS)
    by Catch The Wind, Inc.

Racer's Edge® Laser Wind Sensor (LWS) is a compact hand-held wind measurement device designed for the sport of sailing which provides instant, accurate wind measurements, valuable in both competitive racing and recreational sailing. Cutting edge innovations in pulsed laser technology allow Racer's Edge® LWS to measure wind speed and direction up to 1000 meters away, a capability previously unheard of in a hand-held device.

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Revolutionary Technology

Racer's Edge® LWS is a compact hand-held wind measurement device designed for the sport of sailing which provides instant, accurate wind measurements, valuable in both competitive racing and recreational sailing. Cutting edge innovations in pulsed laser technology allow Racer's Edge® LWS to measure wind speed and direction up to 1000 meters away, a capability previously unheard of in a hand-held device.

Compact and Easy to Use

The Racer's Edge® unit, similar in appearance to a large pair of binoculars, weighs only 18 pounds and includes both a neck strap and tripod mounting holes making it easy to use in various applications. Designed for portability and flexibility, Racer's Edge® LWS is a vital tool for all yachting enthusiasts looking to find the best wind first.

With a Racer's Edge® laser wind sensor in hand, yacht racers and recreational sailors alike can now precisely measure the wind hundreds of meters in front of their vessel, allowing them to sail in the direction of the best wind. In addition, this fiber-optic device is ruggedly designed to handle the challenges of a maritime environment, even operating in degraded visual conditions. The device has no moving parts, is water-resistant and functions in a wide range of temperatures. It also utilizes wireless data transmission to remotely link to an on-board computer and download wind data instantly.


 

General Specifications
System Dimensions 13.5" x 15.5" x 5.25"
Total Weight 18 lbs. (8.16kg)
Battery Weight 0.8 lbs. (0.36kg)
Functional Specifications
Battery Life 250 Measurements
Water Protection IP67 Compliant
Operating Temperature 10°- 40°C (50°–104°F)
Storage Temperature 0°–70°C (32°–158°F)
Measurement Accuracy Speed: ± 0.5 knots
Direction: ± 2 degrees
Wind Speed Bounds 0–50 knots
Range Gates 400, 700 and 1000 meters
Measurement Modes Planar (RM)
Vertical Profile (WPM)
Data Output Bluetooth Wireless
(Class I Slave Transmitter)
Bluetooth Range 25 meters (82 ft.)
Additional Features
GPS Time-stamping Tripod Mounting Capability
Neck Strap Three-button Operation

NOTE: Due to restrictions imposed by the manufacturer, this product  may not be returned for a refund once the box has been opened.

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