to showcase Weatherfile wind and weather monitoring range at RYA Dinghy Show 2020

At the 2020 RYA Dinghy Show, developed by Richard Paul Russell Ltd, will be showcasing its range of WeatherFile wind and weather monitoring equipment (stand C9). has been supplying coaches, yacht clubs, watersports centres and events with wind and weather monitoring systems for over 20 years, as well as delivering solutions to the British Sailing Team, professional sailing coaches and numerous sailing and yacht clubs.

On display at the Show will be their full range of system solutions including:

  • The (PRO) Principal Race Officer system which has been developed from a direct requirement of elite regatta management teams to assist in delivering the highest quality racing. The system delivers extremely accurate wind speed and direction measurements with a built-in compass that automatically calculates north regardless of the committee boat movement.
  • The OWS-5 is the ultimate solution for racing coaches delivering unrivalled accuracy of wind speed and direction relative to the ground from a moving coach boat (RIB). A bespoke App gathers the data with live and historical graphs for pre and post training and event analysis. A great advantage of OWS-5 is it requires no calibration when in use.
  • WeatherFile yacht club solutions that can be developed to meet individual club requirements allowing members to view live and historical data via the WeatherFile cloud solution, presented in graph format showing wind speed and direction changes over racing periods. Bespoke clubhouse displays can also be supplied and examples will be viewable at the show.

Richard Paul Russell Ltd are also announcing a distribution agreement for Calypso Instruments, an innovative range of ultrasonic wind sensors offering a highly accurate and cost-effective solution for wind speed and direction monitoring. On display will be a small yacht solution that links directly to NMEA wind speed and direction displays, plus the solar powered portable option with Calypso Instruments Sailing Anemotracker App delivering live wind speed and direction data with no cables.

“We are really looking forward to this years’ show, it’s the perfect place to showcase our range of products and chat with coaches, yacht clubs and dinghy sailors about their needs and requirements and see how our technology can assist them out on the water”, commented David Ellis, Sales and Marketing Manager for

WIN a Kestrel Wind Meter

Visitors to the stand (C9) can also take part in a FREE prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a Kestrel Wind Meter, K1000. One winner will be picked each day of the show with the winner’s draw taking place at 15.00 on the stand, so make sure you take part and drop by the stand on Saturday and Sunday at 15.00 to see if you are a winner.

Throughout the weekend’s team of qualified staff will be available on the stand (C9) to help answer any of your questions and help you find the right products for you.

What’s on at the Show?

There’s lots in store at the 2020 RYA Dinghy Show with visitors of all ages able to enjoy family-friendly show favourites. From the 360° ‘On the Water’ virtual reality sailing experience, to the sailing simulators, activity pool, trapeze rig and the famous RYA Dinghy Show Treasure Hunt. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re an experienced dinghy sailor, or just getting started.

As well as a full line up of expert talks and coaching sessions, you’ll also discover hundreds of boats from beautiful classics to the very latest in cutting edge design along with clubs, classes, boat builders, holiday companies and much more! Plus all weekend there will be plenty of activities to inspire and entertain the whole family.

Get your ticket

Advance tickets are available from October 2019 at a special discount rate of £10.00 for RYA members and £12.50 for non-members. Groups can also take advantage of a special ticket price of £10 when booking six tickets or more. Don’t forget four children go free with each paying adult as well.

Buy your tickets at or call the ticket hotline on 0844 8589069.

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Kestrel featured on Britains Extreme Weather: Superstorms & Heatwaves (Channel 4)

The Kestrel gets another appearance on UK TV, this time on Britains Extreme Weather: Superstorms & Heatwaves (Channel 4)

Morland Sanders looks at climate change and its link to severe weather events in the UK, which has seem tornadoes, torrential rain, lightning storms, flash floods and a record-breaking temperature of 38.7C in recent months. This programme features archive footage, personal stories and striking visuals of Britain’s recent heatwave. He examines whether the nation’s ageing infrastructure can cope with this ever more brutal onslaught, and what effect it will have on agriculture and the cost of living.

You can see the Kestrel being used to check heat levels within the city of London.

For all information on our full range, check out our online secure shop or call 01590 641223 for more information.

88th Round the Island Race

The 88th Round the Island Race took place last Saturday which lead to being very busy providing live data right around the course.  First start was 7.30 am for the largest yachts and Calshot was showing 14 knots coming from the North East.

As the leading yachts gybed down the Solent, with Lymington Starting Platform showing that initially there was slightly better wind on the mainland shore than indicated by  Yarmouth Pier  on the island side.  As the massive fleet sailed under spinnaker down the Solent the next key indicator of the live conditions was provided by the full weather station data from Hurst Castle.

After the slow beat to St Catherine’s and on round the back of the Wight the sailors were again able to know what was going on in Spithead for the last leg to Cowes using the live data from Ryde Pier. has live data from sites across the country, and if you need a Weather station for your Sailing Club or business then please contact us at Richard Paul Russell Ltd.

WeatherFile Wind and Weather Monitoring Equipment at The Showman Show

Richard Paul Russell Ltd have been supplying the temporary structure, festivals and outdoor events market for over 20 years, working closely with major suppliers such as Stageco, Victorious Festival, BBC Countryfile Live, Baconinflate and others.
As festivals and outdoor events are becoming increasingly popular they are growing in size and with that the temporary structures are becoming larger and more complex with greater loads being applied to them. This combined with our ever changing and less predictable weather results in a need for accurate and immediate data on site during construction, setup and whilst the event is running.
Richard Paul Russell Ltd have further developed their WeatherFile wind and weather monitoring solutions with direct connection to its website. This allows live data display at both a local level and via the public internet fulfilling requirements for monitoring of actual loads and weight distribution related to wind speed and direction in line with the Institution of Structural Engineers guidance on temporary demountable structures, procurement, design and use.
Increased functionality including email alerts, and options for staged local audible and visual alarms and/or local colour coded monitor displays ensure operators are kept informed so they can make informed decisions regarding the stability of a structure.
WeatherFile will constantly monitor and log wind and weather data which is invaluable for analysis and future reference, covering weather parameters such as wind, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, dew point and precipitation.
Data certainty is ensured by using WindSonic solid-state ultrasonic technology with certified accuracy that provides many advantages over conventional cup anemometers and vane sensors, having no moving parts that can jam, break or wear out. This makes them the perfect choice for the temporary structure market where durability, maintenance free use and accuracy are of paramount importance.

MarqueeRichard Paul Russell Ltd are experts in developing bespoke solutions with clients regardless of power availability, remoteness or the harshness of the environment.
Our qualified staff will be available during the show or for further information contact our sales team at or call +44 (0)1590 641223

Kestrel 5200 featured on Breaking2 (National Geographic)

Did you see the Kestrel 5200 on the excellent Breaking2? (Source: YouTube)

The Kestrel 5200 provides the same trusted accuracy, reliability, and usability as the original Kestrel 4200 and 4300. With its complete suite of environmental measurements plus special features designed to aid HVAC technicians, construction and agriculture professionals, the Kestrel 5200 outperforms the competition as the most compact and complete environmental meter and data logger for all professional uses.

Kestrels have been put to the test in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. U.S. Special Forces, combat weather teams, wildland fire-fighters, smoke jumpers, Mt. Everest expeditions and auto pit crews are just a few who rely on a Kestrel to provide them with the crucial environmental data they need. Watch the Weather Channel during a hurricane, and you’re sure to spot a Kestrel in action. Technicians have been purchasing Kestrel meters for their toolboxes for years, knowing they will provide the readings they need immediately and reliably. Construction managers all over the world have relied on their Kestrel meters to ensure work-site safety and cost-effective concrete pours. Farmers should know a Kestrel meter can help them avoid property damage and maximize productivity.

For all information on our full range, check out our online secure shop or call 01590 641223 for more information.

Blue Ocean Megaphone featured on Location, Location, Location (Channel 4)

Blue Ocean Megaphone featured on Location, Location, LocationDid you see the Blue Ocean Megaphone on your telebox last night? (Wed 29th May)
Our staff spotted it’s cameo on Channel 4’s excellent Location, Location, Location, presented by Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer?

The Blue Ocean Megaphone is a robust marine grade megaphone designed specifically for use on the water and in harsh environments. It features a waterproof, impact resistant design with extremely durable parts that are designed to withstand the toughest of conditions and made to last.

For all information on our full range, check out our online secure shop or call 01590 641223 for more information.

Kestrel featured on Hurricane Man (Dave)

The Kestrel hand-held anemometer was spotted by our staff again last on UK freeview channel Dave. Featuring in the excellent “Hurricane Man”, presented by Josh Morgerman.

In this episode, Josh and his documentary team are in the wake of Typhoon Cimaron in Japan, as Hurricane Lane explodes onto the scene, barrelling towards Hawaii and threatening historic landfall.

For all information on our Kestrel hand-held range, check out our online secure shop or call 01590 641223 for more information.