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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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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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Ockam U

Ockam U

Ockam U Ockam U is a seminar series that explains how to use any true-wind instruments to win races. Some of the principles can also be applied to any kind of sailing, including dinghys. The course will teach you how to: Use your senses better to steer

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What are Polars

What are Polars

Everybody talks about them, but what are they? What are Polars anyway? Ever hear someone talking about hitting their targets at the post-race party, and wonder why they were shooting at people? They’re not trying to shoot the competition, they’re just using polar plots of the boat’s

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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 Wind statistics

Sailing Wind statistics

Sailing Wind statistics let you know whether or not to tack on a shift Sailing Wind statistics provide information about shift size and length. Sometimes you have to tack, and sometimes you want to gain from a shift (see Tacking). When you tack, you lose distance to

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Sailing Instrument Functions

Sailing Instrument Functions

Sailing Instrument Functions are their reason for being Sailing Instrument functions are the system outputs like boatspeed and wind direction. These are the things you buy an instrument system for. The hardware is only the means for obtaining them. Of course, the better the hardware, the better the

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Sailing Polars

Sailing Polars

Sailing Polars define how fast your boat should go Performance sailing implies making the boat perform as well as it can. For sailboats this does not necessarily mean going fast, particularly upwind. There is no magic indicator that you are going upwind at the right angle –

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Polars and Target Speeds

Polars and Target Speeds

Polars and target speeds tell you how fast you should be going Ever hear someone talking about hitting their targets at the post-race party, and wonder why they were shooting at people? They’re not trying to shoot the competition, they’re just using polars and target speeds of

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