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BWNC windsurfing session diaries

Do you want to keep track of when & where you sailed, what the conditions were like and what kit you used?

Once upon a time, a software developing nomad bravely & courageously wrote a database-driven application using perl scripts for use on our website. Unfortunately, it never really worked 100%, and - with subsequent updates to the software on our host system and no spare time to keep implementing fixes - it fell into complete disrepair.

However, I've now (July 2011) arranged an alternative with the kind help of Al Cole: Al runs a website many of us are already familiar with - forces-of-nature.co.uk, and has written a session diary application on there. That app works so well, there's no point in trying to revamp our own.

You'll need to register on forces-of-nature before you can start using the diaries. Then, you'll need to spend a few minutes creating your own "toybox" - effectively entering the kit you use. Then when you record a session, you just select the kit used from your own toybox.

You can see all your sessions, and you can read about other people's sessions, too. Al has a "stoke factor" score, so you can see how stoked you are compared to others.

And it's not just for windsurfing - Al has configured it to support many different activities.

The diaries are located here.

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This page last updated: 12th Aug, 2020.

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