There are various options like these:
Wind sensor HRÂ*-Â*nke marine electronics
Standard wind sensorÂ*-Â*nke marine electronics
And fabricating something similar isn't too difficult. We made some stupid long, & tall ones for the America's Cup, in efforts to get the sensors out into clear air.
The catch though (on length & placement), is that you don't want your instruments in a spot where the upwash from your various sails
, makes the reliability
of your readings go to crap. That, & putting them in some locations creates a bit of a risk of them getting snagged by, say, a spinnaker
sock/snuffer, or even the kite itself.
I'm thinking that it couldn't hurt to talk to a couple of pro's: an electronics
guy or two, & a rigger or two also. Given that both professions deal with this kind of gear
on a daily basis. Well, assuming that is, that there fairly far up the food
Meaning, in English
, pick a couple of the higher end guys (especially those that deal with racing
boats) to discuss this with, as they should have heaps more experience in dealing with such things.
Also, spend some time talking to the manufacturer of your gear
, & stay on the phone
with them until you get a guy who's been there for a while, & knows the in's & out's of their gear. So that he can advise you on various options which likely aren't stock, or in their product catalog.