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Re: Information while racing around the buoys
VMG to the mark is useful.
... But can sometimes send you the "wrong way"... Away from the next shift.
I think thru the water boat speed is important for trimmers and helmsmen, tactically a 'good ol' compass is what's going to help you see the shifts to maximize gains up and down the course (assuming we're not talking about AC level computerized instrumentation)
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