Archive for category Techniques

More links added to Online Resources

Down over on the right, under the blogroll is a list of links to online resources, be they tools, data or articles, and I have just recently added quite a few more – and also want to take this opportunity to say – I INTEND TO ADD MANY MORE – so keep checking that section, […]

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First BWR article published

To start off a series of articles/tutorials on using Bluewater Racing, particularly for SOL (and there will be plenty for the SOTP only SOLers in there to!), I have published the first – a (gentle) introduction to Bluewater. You can find the article listing here

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Manually compute the best VMC heading

I illustrated an efficient method of calculating VMG angles using a pseudo ‘binary search’ methodology, and will now do similarly for VMC. But first a few things on what exactly VMC is, and some helpful observations about the cosine function. Also note the following abbreviations: boatspeed = SOG (Speed Over Ground) heading = COG (Course […]

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Manually computing the best VMG angle

There has been some talk about using excel etc to compute vmg and vmc, and I posted a comment on Schakel’s blog regarding this method of manually finding the optimum VMG angle alot more quickly than ‘randomly’ trying angles – although of course being intelligent creatures we wouldnt exactly choose random angles, but this method […]

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