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colemj
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Re: What do you expect?

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Originally Posted by SanderO View Post
Don't the boat's polar diagrams answer your question?
Yes, that is the real answer for a particular boat, but most don't have polars available. And most polars are calculated, which are always optimistic.

However, your point is what should be done - use the chartplotter/tablet/computer application to show VMG on a course and tweak around with sail set, wind angles, tacking/jibing, etc.

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