Advances in computer technology continue to expand the every-day application of electronic calculation and programming. With everything from home computers to automotive diagnostic devices, hand-held Pong games, and calculator wristwatches now being big sellers, it is no surprise that computer-based marine instruments have increased in capability and popularity. This paper describes some current developments in electronics to evaluate the performance of sailing yachts, ranging from basic digital displays to full-blown shoreside computers.

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