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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I stand corrected. Good catch.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Might be unassisted. To my eye, it looks like line running to the top-sides is the running backstay.
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    Vakaros Atlas vs Racegeek D10

    Vakaros is advertising TTL in their features (https://www.vakaros.com/atlas-tech-specs). How are they doing this?
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    Vakaros Atlas vs Racegeek D10

    How do you calculate VMG? What does the device do if you cannot cross the line on your current heading?
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    Vakaros Atlas vs Racegeek D10

    Ok. Leaving UI design philosophies aside. What I am asking about is this "targeted functionality." How does your D10 calculate TTL? As for not using personal rationalizations as truth, I would ask that you do the same.
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    Vakaros Atlas vs Racegeek D10

    Good thinking. But I doubt you'll get far with your stopwatch, a calculator, and a pad and pen. But please, go for it and report back. I like @evenflow's proposal of a Zeus or Vulcan. Like any tool the trick is how you use it. If you are disciplined and you only pull up the info you (or someone else in this case, because all you need a stopwatch, calculator, a pad and pen) need and set up the instrument with the right screens you'll cut through all the noise and basically configure yourself (again not you @Jackdaw) a custom tailored device. But back to my original question before you interjected your poorly informed quip, how does one of these magical things calculate time to line?
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    Vakaros Atlas vs Racegeek D10

    @Loose Cannon my comment about true wind instruments and polars was not mean to be flippant. How does the system you think you want calculate time to line?
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    Vakaros Atlas vs Racegeek D10

    I'm not familiar with dot, or Wind! Veg. What is it you're looking for? As far as Time to line, are you going to have true wind data and polars in your system? It sounds like what you're looking for is the H5000 or similar and Expedition.
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    Team NYYC

    Agreed. Very hard to see. Especially when you don't really know what you're looking at. The reflections and shadows do a really good job of obscuring the hull shape.
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    Vakaros Atlas vs Racegeek D10

    Why not go with a basic B&G Triton system? You could get 3 multi-function displays (1 cockpit and 1 per ama) for nearly the same $$ and you'd have some redundancy.
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    Vakaros

    Vakuous™
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    Low Friction Rings and Sheaves Anarchy

    It sounds like you've identified a real inefficiency in the market. You should open a business to take advantage of this opportunity!
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    Vakaros

    Those look like the same LCD and in both cases it looks much grainier than the nice clean digits advertised online. Gotta love truth in advertising. That aside it looks like the one on the right has some antireflective treatment that the one on the left doesn't. The left one also has a bunch of greasy fingerprints all over it.
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    J 88 North Americans

    You don't have to wait for anything to age in order to have spares
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    J 88 North Americans

    I wonder what a poll of boats at 2019 NA's would reveal about spinnakers used during the regatta. On the heavy day did anyone use anything but their Class #1 spinnaker? On the light day(s) did anyone use anything but their Class #1 spinnaker? If the answer to these questions is no, maybe it's time for the class to reconsider rule 5.3...