The installation is done, and all the geeky things are over. With everyone having completed EVOLUTION’s basic training, it is time to start sailing. After a while, you will notice that the main changes are related to people. Yes, your team! Let’s check what benefits you should expect.
A Well-Organized and Effective Crew
Suppose the boat is racing on subjective information, where every crew member might try to contribute to any action or decision. In that case, the introduction of EVOLUTION usually produces the following changes:
- With the system providing objective, credible data, each individual will fall back on their role. There is no need for the helmsman or trimmers to think about tactics or for the tactician to check on trimming or speed.
- With everyone at ease and focused on their responsibility, they will find the time to improve their specific skills using the system’s clues.
- The stress related to performing under uncertainty will disappear. So, the crew will self-organize into a more effective team in a short time.
- Better results will come easy!
Another possible scenario is a team dependent on a “guru” with solid credentials (and a strong personality), which everyone looks up to. This leads to a dysfunctional crew where each individual waits for the instructions from the only brain aboard. Usually, things don’t go well.
In this case, using EVOLUTION acts as a leveling factor. Information is available to all. With a bit of coaching, roles, responsibilities, and data will improve the crew dynamics.
Room for Improvement
The saying goes, “After three beers, all races look alike!” or, more eloquently, “You can improve only what you can measure.”
EVOLUTION is constantly measuring how you sail your boat against its polar curves. In other words, the system knows how your sailboat should perform at every instant and what is happening in reality. But there is more; EVOLUTION records around 100 parameters every second, which will be available for later analysis.
Comparing the optimal sailing against reality makes it simple to detect the need for better instrument calibration, or solving performance, tactical and maneuvering issues. Al the parameters you need to understand the nature of the problem will be there.
From this point on, creating specific training sessions and selecting indicators (parameters) to measure the improvements is straightforward.