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post #14 of Old 07-03-2008
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Funny that something no one has mentioned is apparent wind.
When tacking you will loose at least some speed which affects apparent wind, eyeballing a 90 degree heading before you start your tack is close enough to pick your end point, but not precise because your starting course was lifted by apparent wind.
When coming out of the tack you should go a little wide in your angle and then come back up to close hauled off the apparent wind once your speed picks back up. Trim should be adjusted all the way up, then of course constantly after that if racing.
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