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Tack Tracker

Tack Tracker

Tack Tracker records and reports your tack score The OS5 driver includes Tack Tracker which automatically save tacks as they are performed. These tacks can be used to improve your calibrations and tacking skills. See Tack Score. Controls The Length (min) control sets the minimum time a

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DeWiggler

DeWiggler

DeWiggler™ is an automated calibration tool The most important mission of an instrument system is correctly reporting wind direction (see Importance of true wind). If lifts or headers occur every time you tack or gibe, there is a problem with your instrument calibration. DeWiggler is the solution

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Real world sailing

Real world sailing

Real world sailing has issues to be dealt with Real world sailing is complex. Leaving aside all the things that can go wrong with the boat and crew, the environment (wind, waves and current) and the tactical situation (where the marks and enemies are) could be subjects

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Sailboat Instrument Control

Sailboat Instrument Control

How to do Instrument Control on Ockam Sailboat Instrument control commands modify the way the Ockam system operates. Control commands are entered via the Ockam bus, sourced from: Displays. RS-232 interface (out of a PC). Lynx keyfob controller. EyeApp. The classes of commands for Sailboat Instrument Control

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Sailing with Remote Coach

Sailing with Remote Coach

Remote Coach™ Remote Coach, when enabled by you, extends your connectivity off the boat to allow various experts access to your data in real-time. Experts are available for troubleshooting your system, remote setup, updating software and calibration. This technology allows you real-time access to sailing experts. Troubleshooting of your

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Calibration Functions

The Ockam system calibration functions display the current values of the corrections being applied to the system functions. Read the Overview. True wind correction This is a calibration that adds or subtracts from the magnitude of the true wind angle. If the true wind angle is too

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Measuring Wind Direction: What is Upwash?

Measuring Wind Direction: What is Upwash?

Here’s a term that is bandied about in measuring Wind Direction, but is commonly misunderstood: upwash. Many people think they understand what it is, but are wrong by 90 degrees. What do I mean by that? Most people hear the term upwash and take it for face

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Measuring Wind, and Understanding Wind Shear

Measuring Wind, and Understanding Wind Shear

Understanding wind shear and gradient Wind shear… it’s that mysterious quality of the wind that can make or break your strategy in a race. Many people measuring wind refuse to believe in the existence of wind shear, never mind its effects on sail trim. Much has been

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Sailing Instrument Calibration

Sailing Instrument Calibration

Calibration makes your instruments more accurate and useful Sailing instrument calibration systems is necessary to make displayed information correct and useful. Instrument systems use sensors to measure primary environmental factors (boatspeed, wind, heading, position, heel and others), possibly combine them, and display the results. Calibrations adjust for

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What is upwash?

Here’s a term that is bandied about in sailing, but is commonly misunderstood: upwash. Many people think they understand what it is, but are wrong by 90 degrees. What do I mean by that? Most people hear the term upwash and take it for face value. It

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