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I 100% agree with you. Being able to set the bearing and distance to the first mark would be brilliant. Certainly, once you have rounded it the first time, it does automatically generate a Windward Mark that you can use for the second circuit.
The challenge is finding a way to do that on a watch with only four buttons!
One idea we’ve played with is having two menus: one to select the bearing – in 5° increments, and another to set the distance by a numerical dropdown where you can select the number of 100 metres to the mark.
But it’s extremely clunky and difficult to get reliable.
Another thought is to provide an interface to the Settings page on the phone, where you could at least use a virtual keyboard.
Any suggestions would be warmly welcomed.