Enter the boat speed (knots) and the true wind angle (TWA) into the Velocity Made Good (VMG) Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Velocity Made Good (VMG).

## Velocity Made Good (VMG) Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Velocity Made Good (VMG).

VMG = BS * cos(TWA)

Variables:

- WMG is the Velocity Made Good (VMG) (knots)
- BS is the boat speed (knots)
- TWA is the true wind angle (TWA)

To calculate velocity made good, multiply the boat speed by the cosine of the true wind angle.

## How to Calculate Velocity Made Good (VMG)?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Velocity Made Good (VMG).

- First, determine the boat speed (knots).
- Next, determine the true wind angle (TWA).
- Next, gather the formula from above = VMG = BS * cos(TWA).
- Finally, calculate the Velocity Made Good (VMG).
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

boat speed (knots) = 5

true wind angle (TWA) = 30

VMG = BS * cos(TWA)** **= ?