This past week, Mothgirl Dibou rolled out her new Wind, Wave and Current System. Moth’s been working on this for some time, and she’s shared many of her ideas and early models with sailors to get their input and feedback. Taku Raymaker’s fleet over at Waypoint were particularly involved recently, helping Mothgirl test out the system and get it bulletproof.
From what I can tell, the system is actually very easy to use but it also has many adjustable parameters and considerable feature “depth” to accommodate future enhancements to SLSailing’s marine weather model. This looks very nice. However, I admit I’ve had big concerns about making a jump away from the Kanker Greenacre SLSF windsetter system to something new, principally because any such system would need a very broad base of support in the sailing community, estate owners, and boat designers. Sailors tend to be self-reliant and pretty independent. I’ve never been too confident we could make an effective systemwide change. Mothgirl’s strong ties within the sailing community and her unfailing energy and willingness to work with any club or estate to get the system up and going looks like a clear winner here. Her WWC system was installed across the entire USS sailing complex in less than a week, and I hear TYC installed it also. this morning I was chatting with Elisha Paklena, and she says they just put it in Helvellyn too. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised; after all, Mothgirl and ther Wind system had Marktwain White so ecstatic he was singing Bob Dylan a few days ago. When was the last time you saw that happen? (don’t answer that). If you have questions, concerns, or like the rest of us just want to know a lot more about the wind, wave, and current system that seems to be taking over SLSailing like the Monster that Devoured Cleveland, you’ll be happy to know that Mothgirl Dibou will be at NYC Thursday noon to give an in-service about the WWC 1.03.
“Wind wave and current systems”
Thursday October 23, Noontime
Nantucket Yacht Club, NorthPort
and if you miss that,
Saturday October 25, 1:00 pm
Starboards Yacht Club, Santa Rosa