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Re: Wind Direction Question from Noob...
Even if you are in a steady wind, if you approach a large obstruction, like a line of trees on shore, the wind could curl over the top and actually go the other direction at the water surface. Another thing that can be confusing is if the wind is very light. When the wind just goes dead, it can be mistaken for the sail not being trimmed in. Contantly try to sense the wind direction by trimming in and out your sail.