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Date 2007-12-20 08:27:37 2007-12-20 08:29:27
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2007-12-20 08:27:37 by jakob
2007-12-20 08:29:27 by jakob
36The boat performance is expressed in the so called36The boat performance is expressed in the so called
> polar curve, which is visible to you. The polar c> polar curve, which is visible to you. The polar c
>urve state the boat speed as a function of wind sp>urve state the boat speed as a function of wind sp
>eed and TWA. Take time and study the plot to learn>eed and TWA. Take time and study the plot to learn
> how to sail the boat efficiently. Different wind > how to sail the boat efficiently. Different wind 
>speeds are shown with different colored curves. Fo>speeds are shown with different colored curves. Fo
>r a certain wind speed follow the corresponding co>r a certain wind speed follow the corresponding co
>lored curve for all various TWA:s around the boat.>lored curve for all various TWA:s around the boat.
> For a certain wind speed and TWA you can read the> For a certain wind speed and TWA you can read the
> corresponding boat speed as represented by the di> corresponding boat speed as represented by the di
>stance from the origin to the colored curve. The p>stance from the origin to the colored curve. The p
>lot does not differ negative from positive TWAs si>lot does not differ negative from positive TWAs si
>nce our boats are symmetric. Your boat gets the po>nce our boats are symmetric. Your boat gets the po
>lar curve boat speed (=100% performance in the pol>lar curve boat speed (=100% performance in the pol
>ar window) at all times unless you have hit land a>ar window) at all times unless you have hit land a
>nd your boat has some level of damage.>nd your boat has some level of damage.
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38Race types38Race types
39------------39------------
40There are basically two kinds of races, fleet-race40There are basically two kinds of races, fleet-race
>s and timed-races. >s and timed-races. 
tt41
41* Fleet race: In a fleet race you typically regist42** Fleet race:** In a fleet race you typically reg
>er a boat during the registration phase in which p>ister a boat during the registration phase in whic
>ractice sailing is allowed. One hour before the st>h practice sailing is allowed. One hour before the
>art all boats are suddenly automaticaly towed back> start all boats are suddenly automaticaly towed b
> to the starting point, stopped and moored there d>ack to the starting point, stopped and moored ther
>uring this last hour before the start which we cal>e during this last hour before the start which we 
>l the prestart phase. During the prestart phase yo>call the prestart phase. During the prestart phase
>u can send commands and chats but the boat will no> you can send commands and chats but the boat will
>t move. At the time of the race start all boats ar> not move. At the time of the race start all boats
>e let go simultaneously.  The last command will be> are let go simultaneously.  The last command will
> the one controlling the boat. First boat completi> be the one controlling the boat. First boat compl
>ng the course is the winner!>eting the course is the winner!
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42* Timed races: In a timed race you may (within lim44**Timed race:** In a timed race you may (within li
>its) start at any time you like. The time of your >mits) start at any time you like. The time of your
>first command is your start time. A start using a > first command is your start time. A start using a
>delayed command is possiblecomplete the course and> delayed command is possiblecomplete the course an
> your total sailed time will be compared to others>d your total sailed time will be compared to other
> in the leaderboard. Once you have finished the co>s in the leaderboard. Once you have finished the c
>urse you may register a new boat and go for anothe>ourse you may register a new boat and go for anoth
>r try. >er try. 
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44Weather46Weather
45--------47--------
46State of the art high resolution forecasts by Weat48State of the art high resolution forecasts by Weat
>hertech is used as the sailing environment. The re>hertech is used as the sailing environment. The re
>solution in both time and space varies depending o>solution in both time and space varies depending o
>n the race. The forecasts are true in the sense th>n the race. The forecasts are true in the sense th
>at we are in the simulator sailing in authentic we>at we are in the simulator sailing in authentic we
>ather. All boats sail in the wind forecasts at the>ather. All boats sail in the wind forecasts at the
> 10 meter level. Usually, the client give you acce> 10 meter level. Usually, the client give you acce
>ss to seal level atmospheric pressures also. The f>ss to seal level atmospheric pressures also. The f
>orecasts are typically updated once or twice per 2>orecasts are typically updated once or twice per 2
>4 hour period. Updates are fairly immediately and >4 hour period. Updates are fairly immediately and 
>normally phased in during an hour or so. Note that>normally phased in during an hour or so. Note that
> in some races new forecasts show up in the middle> in some races new forecasts show up in the middle
> of the night... > of the night... 
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