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Layline Fence

Layline Fence

Layline Fence OS5 Race has a new feature Рthe 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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Determining Shear

Determining Shear

Wind shear is always present. Determining how much there is will improve sail trim and performance, and offer a clue about future wind shifts. Determining shear is best done by tacking upwind in full racing mode. Shear is half the sum of true wind angle on the

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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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Selecting graphical displays

Selecting graphical displays

Things to consider when selecting graphical displays Graphical displays provide a complete solution for determining your current situation at a glance (see Graphical Displays). There are many ways to display graphics, varying widely in features and cost. Smartphones and tablets These devices are inexpensive ($ hundreds), have

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OckamSoft 5 Race

OckamSoft 5 Race

OckamSoft 5 Race is the display application for PCs OckamSoft 5 Race, EyeApp and Vysion are the display applications for OckamSoft 5, and use the same code base; Race is adapted for execution on a PC with a user interface (mouse or touch screen); EyeApp is adapted

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Graphical Sailing Displays

Graphical Sailing Displays

Graphical sailing displays provide more information faster than numbers Classical sailing instruments use numeric displays to provide those vital readouts that are necessary for sailing effectively. With the advent of affordable color graphics, that is changing. Instead of a screen-full of numbers, your current situation can be

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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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Statistics Functions

The Ockam system statistics functions are designed to help in decisions involving laylines, Vmc sailing and sail selection. On numeric displays, the six parameters displayed in round-robin order. On OS5, these functions are displayed on the Race page. Function Example Description Wind direction Mt:224 The average wind

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Performance Functions

The Ockam system performance functions provide the information you need to get the most out of your boat. Boatspeed is the most fundamental input to the Ockam system, and is the first thing the crew looks at when trying to make the boat go faster. It is

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Wind Functions

True Wind is the sailboat’s fuel supply. Of all the functions that an instrument system produces, wind functions are the most important for performance, tactics and strategy during racing. Wind Direction is the magnetic bearing of the true wind. It lets you to keep tabs on where

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