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WS720S Vertical Wind Sensor

SKU: 000-14983-001

The WS720 high-performance wind sensor offers superb aerodynamics and accuracy. A 1.1m high modulus Ocean spec carbon spar elevates the wind sensor into clear air, above any sail-plan disturbance at the masthead.
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WS700 Series Wind Sensors

The WS700 series is the ultimate wind sensor for performance sailing, providing the most accurate wind angle and speed data. The new one-piece vane design gives superb aerodynamics and stability, as a result of over 200,000 hours of combined design and wind tunnel testing.

Higher altitude for clearer readings

The vertical spar minimises the effect of sail-plan disturbance on wind measurement ensuring the best performance with minimum calibration. This means reliable True Wind Direction to make precise race calls when needed and better steer-to-wind performance in all conditions when on autopilot.


Choose from 4 options of vertical high-modulus carbon spars from 0.8 to 1.8m** in standard or ocean specification. 

WS700 series follows the same physical mounting as previous models (VHMU) providing an easy upgrade path.

**Spar sizes are indicative

Wide compatibility

Connect directly to H5000 or WTP3 via a NMEA 0183 input or to NMEA 2000 via the wired interface (sold separately).

Straightforward installation

WS700 connects to your instrument system via a single mast cable, available in 4 different lengths from 25 to 80m.

Key Features

  • High precision and accuracy
  • High performance aerodynamic design
  • Ocean Race proven
  • Straightforward installation


NMEA 0183 Sentences supported
MWV,R at 10Hz
Approvals Compliance
IEC/EN 60945
Power Consumption typical
< 0.2W
Supply Voltage
12V DC (9 - 16V DC)
Operating Temperature Range
-15°C to +55°C (5°F to 131°F)
Storage Temperature Range
-20°C to +60°C (4°F to 140°F)
Dimensions W x H x D
356 x 1050 x 25mm (14 x 42 x 1") nominal
0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)
Warranty Period
2 Years