Wind Indicators

If you want to alter course or change sail position, you will usually first look at the wind indicator on top of the mast. That way, you know about the apparent wind direction. But also wave patterns on the water surface and aids such as camber stripes, telltales or shroud telltales provide immediate feedback. In comparison to cruising sailors, dinghy sailors or race sailors will perhaps be more concerned with accuracy and smooth-running when choosing the right wind indicator. In dinghy sailing, mast flies made of stainless steel wire and nylon cloth flag are … Read more
If you want to alter course or change sail position, you will usually first look at the wind indicator on top of the mast. That way, you know about the apparent wind direction. But also wave... read more »
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Wind Indicators
If you want to alter course or change sail position, you will usually first look at the wind indicator on top of the mast. That way, you know about the apparent wind direction. But also wave patterns on the water surface and aids such as camber stripes, telltales or shroud telltales provide immediate feedback. In comparison to cruising sailors, dinghy sailors or race sailors will perhaps be more concerned with accuracy and smooth-running when choosing the right wind indicator. In dinghy sailing, mast flies made of stainless steel wire and nylon cloth flag are …

… quite common. Especially in the Optimist-Dinghy class, for some mast makes special aluminium pole mast flies are used. When using a burgee as a wind indicator, a yachtsman's "pig stick" is traditionally seen on classic yachts. The burgee stick is raised above the height of the mast with a halyard or a flag-line. A windsock is also often seen on classic boats. A common sight in the mast top of many sailing yachts is popular arrow-shaped WINDEX-type wind indicators. These can also be seen attached to the VHF rod antenna or combined with a wind gauge.

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1055_01 Wind indicator red
Standard mast fly with red nylon cloth flag. Indicator pole and locking mechanism made of stainless steel. The large windindicator version is also available with a small corrector weight, for better display accuracy when heeling. Spare...
from €13.55
Art.-Nr.: 1055...
1055_02 Burgee stick
As it was common on yachts in earlier times: Pennant stick of varnished pine with stainless steel wind indicator epoxied on top. The pennant pole is raised upright on a separate halyard. That way the wind indicator reaches well above the...
€67.26
Art.-Nr.: 1055...
1055_03 Shroud telltales
Can be easily fitted on either the shrouds or the backstay on eye level. For shroud diameter of 3 - 5 mm, UV resistant wind vane made from plastic, top-quality bearing, adjustable counter weight. Shipping in the colours red or green.
€15.55
Art.-Nr.: 1055...
1055_04 Wind indicator for Optimist dinghy
Mast fly for Optimist rigg (OPTIMAX, OPTIPARTS). Red PVC flag. Indicator pole of anodised aluminium (5 mm shaft), which fits all common top pins (pennant holders). Optional mast fitting of stainless steel is available.
from €14.13
Art.-Nr.: 1055...
1055_05 Optimist wind indicator HAWK-RACING
Mast fly for Optimist rigg (OPTIMAX, OPTIPARTS). Red plastic wind indicator. Indicator pole of anodised aluminium (5 mm shaft), which fits all common top pins (pennant holders).
€15.11
Art.-Nr.: 1055...
1082_02 Windsock
The drogue is made from sturdy Nylon with good tensile strength. A solid plastic ring is incorporated at the end of the air sleeve, mostly preventing it from getting caught and prolonging the life span. It is in use at air ports,...
from €69.00
Art.-Nr.: 1082...
1082_03 Windsockframe
Windsockframe made from galvanised steel.
from €79.00
Art.-Nr.: 1082...
1086_01 Set of telltales
Camber stripes help with the optimal sail trim - a must-have for every ambitious sailor. Shipping in a set of cotton threads or of spinnaker stripes from super light Ripstop Nylon, each in two different colours. Simple fitting with self...
from €6.34
Art.-Nr.: 1086...
1088_01 Wind indicator WINDEX
The original from Sweden! The WINDEX secret is its precisely balanced windvane, low friction bearings, and good readability through adjustable angle arms. Vane and arms have reflective tape (WINDEX 10 and 15) on the bottom. In addition a...
from €32.12
Art.-Nr.: 1088...
1700_02 Wind indicator WIND-PE stainless steel
The original from NIRO-PETERSEN, made of stainless steel built in Flensburg, Germany. Ball-bearing wind indicator, arrow with reflective film. Reflective tacking tabs Indicator arrow length 370 mm, mounting bar length 330 mm. Mounts with...
from €63.31
Art.-Nr.: 1700...
3940_12 Wind indicator BANTEN for VHF antenna
Practical wind indicator for the VHF antenna, suitable for all 2,5mm stainless steel rod antennae. Easy to mount, with adjustable angular arms, 380 mm pointer length. Delivery without VHF antenna.
€46.30
Art.-Nr.: 3940...

… quite common. Especially in the Optimist-Dinghy class, for some mast makes special aluminium pole mast flies are used. When using a burgee as a wind indicator, a yachtsman's "pig stick" is traditionally seen on classic yachts. The burgee stick is raised above the height of the mast with a halyard or a flag-line. A windsock is also often seen on classic boats. A common sight in the mast top of many sailing yachts is popular arrow-shaped WINDEX-type wind indicators. These can also be seen attached to the VHF rod antenna or combined with a wind gauge.