Atlas Tech Talk by Vakaros

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Douglas Wake

Doug is the Marketing Director at Vakaros, and among other things, a multiple time National and North American champion sailor, published sailing photographer, and lover of Wisconsin sports. He's based in Madison, Wisconsin.


You've seen it in grand prix levels of sailing. Now, OCS detection is available for every sailor. We tested RaceSense this weekend in Miami with the M32 class and the results were astounding. RaceSense builds on the powerful hardware inside the Atlas 2 to improve the quality of racing for sailors and event organizers alike. Equipped with dual-band L1+L5 GPS capable of 50cm accuracy, the Atlas 2 is the only device on the market capable of the performance required for RaceSense.

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A Scow Atlas Title!

The A Scow is a unique class: it features the largest spinnaker trimmed sans-winch in all conditions and looks more like a 38-foot-long surfboard than a sailboat to some. But, this class is home to some of the fiercest competition in the Inland, with competitors such as Rolex Yachtsmen of the Year Harry Melges IV, Eric Doyle, and Brian Porter, among other legends, taking part in the Inland Championship in 2022.

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New Firmware, New Features: 0.9.1

It's like Christmas, except if Christmas were in August and Santa is the Connect App with a new firmware to update your Atlas 2. Firmware version 0.9.1 brings a whole new range of functions to the Atlas 2. From an automatic backlight to an endless array of new screen arrangements, every sailor is certain to find a new function on the A2 that they'll love on the water. Want to learn more? Read about some of the updates below. If you're an existing user, use the latest version of the Vakaros Connect App to update your Atlas 2!

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