Tack penalties
Post by iconPost by toxcct | 2017-06-21 | 21:13:13

Hi Cvetan,

I'm pretty sure I already saw it somewhere on this forum, but I cannot find it back, so I ask you the question.

Do you confirm that zezo takes into consideration the 2 minutes half speed when changing sails or when switching tack ?

Thanks.
toxcct

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Post by iconPost by zezo | 2017-06-22 | 19:22:34
Yes, otherwise the router would gybe every 10 minutes when sailing dead downwind (if the wind is steady)

But there is a caveat - the router does not know your current heading, so if you check the routing after a gybe it could recommend the opposite tack. It does not have a history of your previous routing decisions either, which sometimes leads to quite different solutions (with close outcome) with every reload.
Post by iconPost by toxcct | 2017-06-22 | 21:39:33
Thank you very much.

Regarding the opposit tack when asking for a new route, yeah, I already figured that out sometimes.
Maybe you could add an optional setting by which we could force the router to start routing on a given tack (port or starboard) for instance :)

Thanks anyway for your time.
toxcct
Post by iconPost by toxcct | 2017-06-22 | 21:41:57
Oh, and by the way, as I'm on asking questions, is the "6% extra speed" setting still in place ?
I'm almost always routing with that checkbox unckecked these days... So I'm not quite sure if it's still applying or not.

Thx
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2017-07-06 | 16:31:22
Personally I don't believe there was such thing as intentional 6% speed difference. But sometimes it's useful to check how the routing would look like in slightly different conditions.
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