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LogScanner RaceCam

LogScanner RaceCam

So far, we have been paying attention to the instruments because that’s how you find out how good your performance is. However, there is another area that also delivers lots of information; videos. We have decided to call this RaceCam. What is RaceCam? (See the video…) RaceCam

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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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LogScanner Tacks

LogScanner Tacks

What LogScanner tells you about your tacks There are several things LogScanner can tell you about when you look at tacks. How much distance you lost to weather – the cost of tacking How much wind shear you are experiencing How good your wind solution is (your

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LogScanner Race Analysis

LogScanner Race Analysis

How LogScanner measures your overall performance Since the LogScanner output is produced by a robot and not a knowledgeable human, it doesn’t include any insights. That’s your job. You can add notes to the log and they will be included in the report. Otherwise, the report is

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LogScanner Loading

LogScanner Loading

How to load a log file into LogScanner LogScanner is a tool that gives you the ability to analyze your log files and find ways to improve your performance. This post covers the first step in using this tool; loading a log file. Start LogScanner (part of

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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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Downwind Cliff

Downwind Cliff

Caution!! Downwind Cliff Ahead You can fall off, but it only changes what you do. We’re talking about the 3 specific wind ranges when sailing downwind. Grab you polar and follow along. What we’re talking about are the three wind speed ranges where your boat’s downwind behavior

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Kudos

Ockam Fellows Kudos – these people deserve mention for their achievements in sailing and with Ockam instruments. Mike Ruhland The yacht ‘Dolphin’ and its crew are folk heroes around the Great Lakes. Despite her 35 years, this one-off Mull 54 has finished in the money 11 out

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Ockam U Excerpt

Ockam U Excerpt

What follows is a condensed excerpt from the Ockam U manual covering true wind, polars and the Wally. True Wind and Wind Direction True wind is the wind that passes over a boat as if it were not moving. When the boat moves, the wind you feel

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