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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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Status Functions

The status functions aid in troubleshooting problems with the system. Configuration (tag ‘Z’) Shows which interfaces are currently communicating with the processor, and therefore, which functions can be calculated and displayed (see Configuration). Errors (tag ‘z’) As the processor does its calculations, it occasionally finds out things

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Navigation Functions

The Ockam system navigation functions are focused on aiding navigators and helmsmen for boat safety. They also provide vital inputs to other performance functions such as current calculation. Heading tells you where the boat is pointed but not necessarily where it’s going. Vital to navigation and helmsmnship,

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Trim Steer Functions

The Ockam system trim steer functions are used by helmsmen and sail trimmers to provide feedback for optimizing performance. True wind angle is useful for helming, orienting the boat relative to the true wind. It is especially valuable downwind where the human sensor system has less input.

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Tactical Functions

The Ockam system tactical functions provide information that aid correct decisions about where you are and what’s going on with wind and current. Time to the Laylines Overstanding is a sin in racing. “Understanding” is a deadly sin. Many sailors have achieved guru status by consistently and

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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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SailPlan Crossover Chart

SailPlan Crossover Chart

SailPlan crossover chart is a live sail display that, in conjunction with instrument data and the current course, displays sail crossover information for the current and next leg. When a polar is included, apparent wind speed and angle, and target angles are also shown. Current wind conditions (the

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EyeApp mobile display

EyeApp mobile display

EyeApp; the portable wireless full color graphic racing display The EyeApp mobile display provides graphical sailing displays to any device anywhere that has a web browser. The available pages include most of the pages available on Race and Vysion. See Sailing graphical pages. EyeApp mobile display features

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