SailNet Community - View Single Post - Wind Direction Question from Noob...
View Single Post
post #23 of Old 08-23-2013
Donna_F
The most female moderator
 
Donna_F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,251
Thanks: 125
Thanked 242 Times in 222 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Dock
Re: Wind Direction Question from Noob...

Mike,

The wind has a lot to do with the heating of the earth and when the hottest times of the day occur, with pressure, with density, etc. It changes depending on the season, too. Of course it will be different where you are, in the summer where I am we *generally* see the wind decrease in late afternoon and early morning has the best wind. Plenty of times we've woken to terrific sailing wind, dawdled over coffee and an hour after we left the marina: gone. Although, depending on if a front or squall is coming through, that may change day to day.

The most efficient point of sail is a beam reach.

Donna


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Catalina 30 TRBS
Rock Hall, MD

If you're helping someone and expecting something in return, you're doing business not kindness.
Donna_F is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome