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BET Diagram

BET Diagram

Tack on shifts? The BET diagram tells you The BET diagram (Break Even Tacking) is a tool to help you decide whether or not to tack on wind shifts. If the wind shifts are small or short, the shift won’t produce enough gain to make up for

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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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How to improve tacking

How to improve tacking

Tacking is an essential part of racing. Here is how to improve yours Tacking is a complicated process involving the whole crew. The difference between a good one and a bad one is hundreds of feet loss to weather, not including possible personnel or gear damage. Here’s

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Tack analysis

Tack analysis

Tack analysis provides a useful metric for crew training Tacking is a complicated process involving the whole crew. The difference between a good one and a bad one is hundreds of feet loss to weather, not including possible personnel or gear damage. Tacking is an important part

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Break-even tacking

Break-even tacking

Break-even tacking Everybody knows you should tack on a header. The problem is that tacking includes a penalty – distance lost to weather (DLw – see Tack Analysis). Your DLw first needs to be paid back before your tack is a gainer. And that depends on the

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Tack Score

Tack Score

Improve your tacking skills by knowing your tack score Tacking is a complicated process involving the whole crew. The difference between a good one and a bad one is hundreds of feet loss to weather, not including possible personnel or gear damage. The bottom line is the

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Wind Instruments improve Tacking

Wind Instruments improve Tacking

Wind instruments improve your chances to gain by tacking Tacking is complicated to do correctly, and there is a chance to gain from it. Wind instruments can improve your chance of success by helping you decide how likely you will gain. There are two kinds of tacks;

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