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post #8 of Old 01-15-2010
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Originally Posted by tager View Post
nobody likes a pedant.

(sorry pedants)
Yeah well nobody likes you either... j/k

mitiempo: I watched that video and I admit that you do see boats mostly close-hauled even when the make wide turns. However I'm having trouble judging what tack the boats are on during those turns so it could just be that they're tacking.

Anyway, do you believe that if one of these boats is heading dead downwind, the apparent wind will still be in the close-hauled position? What do you think about tager's argument? If the boat is headed DDW and is going faster than the true wind speed, then apparent wind is dead ahead; otherwise it's dead astern.

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