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BET Diagram

BET Diagram

Tack on shifts? The BET diagram tells you The BET diagram (Break Even Tacking) is a tool to help you decide whether or not to tack on wind shifts. If the wind shifts are small or short, the shift won’t produce enough gain to make up for

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The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour, is that important time between the dock start and the gun. Leave early enough to get in an hour of serious sailing before the start. Sailing out Organize. Head in the game. Throw some tacks to get everything working right. Confirm your assumptions about

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Sailing Wind statistics

Sailing Wind statistics

Sailing Wind statistics let you know whether or not to tack on a shift Sailing Wind statistics provide information about shift size and length. Sometimes you have to tack, and sometimes you want to gain from a shift (see Tacking). When you tack, you lose distance to

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Break-even tacking

Break-even tacking

Break-even tacking Everybody knows you should tack on a header. The problem is that tacking includes a penalty – distance lost to weather (DLw – see Tack Analysis). Your DLw first needs to be paid back before your tack is a gainer. And that depends on the

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