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post #11 of Old 06-20-2007
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If My sail is on the port side, and I am traveling in the port direction why is it called a starboard tack?

Whichever side of the boat the WIND hits first is the tack you are on. BTW...a Snark was my first boat too...lots of fun and you learn about the wind and tacking really well as how to let go of the main sheet! Have fun!
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