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Date 2007-12-20 07:59:57 2007-12-20 08:00:39
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2007-12-20 07:59:57 by jakob
2007-12-20 08:00:39 by jakob
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26The basic way of steering is to either set at cons26The basic way of steering is to either set at cons
>tant compass course (CC) which simply means that t>tant compass course (CC) which simply means that t
>he boat will go in a "straight line". The other st>he boat will go in a "straight line". The other st
>eering mode is to set up the boat to keep a consta>eering mode is to set up the boat to keep a consta
>nt angle to the wind, to keep the true-wind-angle >nt angle to the wind, to keep the true-wind-angle 
>(TWA) constant. This means that if the wind change>(TWA) constant. This means that if the wind change
>s in direction, the boat will change its heading t>s in direction, the boat will change its heading t
>o maintain the wanted TWA. You can set any TWA in >o maintain the wanted TWA. You can set any TWA in 
>the range from 0 to 180 degrees where TWA=0 means >the range from 0 to 180 degrees where TWA=0 means 
>that the wind comes from straight ahead, TWA=180 m>that the wind comes from straight ahead, TWA=180 m
>eans that the wind comes from behind and TWA=90 me>eans that the wind comes from behind and TWA=90 me
>ans the wind in from starboard side. Negative TWA >ans the wind in from starboard side. Negative TWA 
>means wind in from port side (port=left). You can >means wind in from port side (port=left). You can 
>choose to steer directly or to delay the effects o>choose to steer directly or to delay the effects o
>f a command by the use of delayed commands. You si>f a command by the use of delayed commands. You si
>mply set up the steering as described above and th>mply set up the steering as described above and th
>en state how many hours the command should be dela>en state how many hours the command should be dela
>yed. Delayed commands is a neat feature that lets >yed. Delayed commands is a neat feature that lets 
>you attend business meetings and wedding dinners w>you attend business meetings and wedding dinners w
>hile helming a 60-foot single handed catamaran in >hile helming a 60-foot single handed catamaran in 
>a full gale! >a full gale! 
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28The chart and the race bounds28The chart and the race bounds
29-------------------------------29-------------------------------
t30The shorelines are supplied by the US National Geot30The shorelines are supplied by the US National Geo
>physical Data Center (NGDC). Resolution may vary d>physical Data Center (NGDC). Resolution may vary d
>epedending on the race type. Important to notice i>epedending on the race type. Important to notice i
>s that what you see is what there is. Be aware of >s that what you see is what there is. Be aware of 
>small islands but all water is deep and sailable. >small islands but all water is deep and sailable. 
>Your boat can naturally only sail on water. If you>Your boat can naturally only sail on water. If you
> collide with land the boat will stop, be pulled o> collide with land the boat will stop, be pulled o
>ut from the coastline some distance and be somewha>ut from the coastline some distance and be somewha
>t damaged. The damage is expressed as a certain dr>t damaged. The damage is expressed as a certain dr
>op in boat speed (performance). This loss in perfo>op in boat speed (performance). This loss in perfo
>rmance is temporary and will vanish in a number of>rmance is temporary and will vanish in a number of
> hours. Since the boat has stopped you need to sen> hours. Since the boat has stopped you need to sen
>d a new command to set the boat on a new course. D>d a new command to set the boat on a new course. D
>ue to the implementation on the server, a boat may>ue to the implementation on the server, a boat may
> actually cut a little land corner at special occa> actually cut a little land corner at special occa
>sions. It can happen to all boats but is nothing t>sions. It can happen to all boats but is nothing t
>o calculate on.  >o calculate on.
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32The boat performance curves32The boat performance curves
33----------------------------33----------------------------
34The boat performance is expressed in the so called34The 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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