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mercerkg
Pico de Orizaba
Status: Delivered

Sailing uploads automatically from garmin, and other devices presumably, but no tag. Nice to include but it would be nice to have a tag. 

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eric
Elbrus

How do you currently categorize it? Windsurf? Will that open up a can of worms for sailors who then want various sailing classifications? After all, when you get into "competitive" sailing, classification is everything, right? If one sailing category would work, I'm all for it. I'm just thinking out loud, wondering about the precedent it sets, etc.

mercerkg
Pico de Orizaba

Hi Eric, Not sure I am consistent. I think I've previously changed to a aquatic sport I don't intend to do (which might irritate those that do!) but garmin probably put it in a "workout" category that I didn't change.

For me (!) an "other" category would be fine. Sailing would be better. I guess if strava found a huge market for users that wanted sub-categories for every class and/or type of boat they'd have to decide whether to develop in that direction.

The other benefit (for strava) of an "other" category would be market research to work out if sailing, equestrian, canine, burrow racing, e-scooter, unicycle or whatever is the next category missing from the platform (or whether they're all just "other" and that's that, which is also progress).

mercerkg
Pico de Orizaba

On reflection, an "other" category seems like a step that would help a lot of people who's chosen activity isn't included; so I've created a post about this to see if it gets a positive response...

Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
Soren
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Status changed to: Delivered
Soren
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Great news folks, Sailing was added as a Sport Type along with a few additional ones today! Read more about this update here.

mercerkg
Pico de Orizaba

That’s really great! Thank you Strava!