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In light air, as your boat accelerates out of a tack, you pull the apparent wind forward, and may have to bear off a little to keep the wind angle wide enough. Or, you could delay trimming those last few clicks on the winch until you start accelerating.
Same thing in heavier air, but less change in apparent wind angle since your speed is less in relation to the velocity of the true wind.