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LogScanner Laylines

LogScanner Laylines

What LogScanner tells you about laylines Here is a LogScanner chart close-up of .a race with 2 windward legs. The leg the boat is on shows 5 (!) tacks in the last 5 minutes. The other leg shows 3 tacks in the last 4 minutes. Both legs

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Log Scanner

Log Scanner

How to improve your performance LogScanner™ is a log analysis tool that provides insight into how to improve your performance on the racecourse. It can read Ockam, Expedition and NMEA0183 log files and show them in ways that lets you find out what happened: Where your performance

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Layline Fence

Layline Fence

Layline Fence OS5 Race has a new feature – the Layline Fence. In the image, the red area should be avoided because your last starboard tack will  be too short to get to full speed before rounding. Learn more about Approaching the mark. Min/Max Laylines Another feature

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Approaching the Mark

Approaching the Mark

Be on starboard at the mark Approaching the mark on port means having to give way to everybody else on starboard. You have to turn 90 degrees further, which is very bad for boatspeed. Full speed at the mark Rounding a mark at less than full speed

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Importance of True Wind

Importance of True Wind

The importance of true wind in winning The importance of true wind cannot be understated. True Wind is the sailboat’s fuel supply. Of all the functions that an instrument system produces, true wind is the most important for performance, tactics and strategy during racing. Wind direction is

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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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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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Sailing starting line

Sailing starting line

The Ockam Sailing Starting Line helps you start with an advantage The starting line page focuses on the starting line and boat when sailing before the race start, giving you your at-a-glance situation. Important features of the start page are; Current state of the wind (the “wind

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Sailing instruments win races

Sailing instruments win races

Sailing Instruments are more valuable than new sails Sailing instruments that provide true wind and current are an important advantage for racing; more valuable than new sails. Not having true wind and current means you race with your hands tied behind your back. For example; Detecting and

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Overstanding the Layline

About overstanding the layline This post is about how much you should overstand the layline on final. Basically you need to balance the loss due to overstanding with the possible loss due to tacking onto the layline too early and having to pinch, or worse, do a

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