B&G, a world leader in the design and manufacture of electronic systems for sailing, has launched a new vertical wind sensor designed for racing sailboats and large recreational yachts. The instrument mounts to a mast that lifts it above rigging interference, providing highly accurate wind data. Almost 35 years after the launch of the first version of the popular 213 wind sensor, B&G has designed the WS700, the most accurate and reliable sensor of its kind on the market. 


High-precision information on wind speed and angle is strategically crucial when participating in a regatta, but it is also vital for lone sailors at sea, who depend on accurate wind data so that your autopilot gets the most out of steering in the wind.

The WS700 sensor incorporates new electronic components that allow accurate measurements of wind speed and angle. The measurement error is less than ± 0.5 ° for wind direction and ± 0.2 for wind speed.


The aerodynamic design of the WS700 allows for more stable airflow and reduces the effect of turbulence around the instrument body to maintain data accuracy, which has been achieved through optimization after more than 500 hours of testing in a wind tunnel and more than 200,000 hours in the water under various conditions.


The shape of the vane has been drastically modified from previous models to make it more stable. The new wind vane is not attached to the wind sensor with a screw, but is integrated into the upper part. This new one-piece wind vane design improves balance, aerodynamics, and absorption of impact loads. A new flush-mounted, smooth-surfaced counterweight keeps flow stable and prevents turbulence.

Contact us at E-Touch Navcom today for competetive pricing of the full WS700 Series