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Sailing Instrument Functions

Sailing Instrument Functions

Sailing Instrument Functions are their reason for being Sailing Instrument functions are the system outputs like boatspeed and wind direction. These are the things you buy an instrument system for. The hardware is only the means for obtaining them. Of course, the better the hardware, the better the

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Sailing situational awareness

Sailing situational awareness

Sailing Situational Awareness Sailing Situational Awareness is changing as sailing software systems develop. Classical sailing instruments use numeric displays to provide those vital readouts that are necessary for sailing effectively. But with the advent of waterproof sunlight readable color graphics, that is changing. Instead of a screen-full

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Sailing in Current

Sailing in Current

Sailing in Current could be costing you 50 seconds/mile Sailing in current can be a blessing or a curse. Current can approach 10% of boatspeed. If it’s going the same way you are, great. If it’s going the other way, bad news. If you don’t know where

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Sailing Laylines

Sailing Laylines

Knowing where the sailing laylines are prevents overstanding Overstanding the mark is bad, but not as bad as having to short tack amongst your enemies. Sailing laylines are the final courses to the mark at the current wind speed and direction. They are calculated from the position

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