Racegeek d10

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While its name might not be the sexiest, the Racegeek d10 more than makes up for it with a tremendous amount of functionality, thereby providing smaller boats with the same kind of instrument performance once limited to big-budget grand prix programs. At the heart of the d10 are its wonderfully large 60mm and 40mm white digits on a black screen, (which are easy-peasy to read from anywhere aft of the mast) coupled with the ability to link up to and communicate with everything from a speedo to a masthead sensor to your smartphone or laptop. (The system also contains its own compass and GPS.) In operation, the d10 operates in three different modes—prestart, performance and navigation—which not only provide you with the just the information you need depending on what you’re doing at a particular moment, but automatically change depending on where you are on the racecourse. You can also download and analyze your performance data back on shore to further hone your skills in anticipation of your next day on the water. Specific data readouts underway include things like line bias and distance-to-line in prestart mode; mean wind, heel angle, shift-tracking and boatspeed in performance mode; and heading and distance-to-mark in navigation to mark. $1,228. Racegeek, racegeek.ie

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