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post #13 of Old 04-08-2008
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Using basic vector math, assuming on a broad reach the angle of the wind is 45 degrees aft of the beam, than any windspeed over 11.31 knots will feel like it's blowing from aft to forward; the faster the windspeed, the higher the forward component of the wind.

Russ Duff
Catalina 38, Hull #112
Lake Erie
Grosse Ile, Michigan
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