I thought it’d be very cool to track every hour and mile of sailing completed, so starting when I took the ASA Sailing class, I’ve kept track of those stats (and other stats) with an app on my phone.
All the information is logged into a Sailing Log spreadsheet I keep on my Google Drive. The really neat part of this it that it automatically updates the associated chart every time new information is input.
Here’s the chart that shows accumulated hours and nautical miles spent sailing so far. These are hours actually moving, not time spent rigging and un-rigging the boat.
The app tracks even more data, such as maximum speed and average moving speed. I might end up making a page on this site with some charts containing complete stats.
I’ve been accused of being a nerd or geek in the past…guess this is one way to prove that correct. Lol.