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Re: Why is beam reach (or near to it) the fastest point of sail?

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Originally Posted by AdamLein View Post
I guess I could be completely wrong. I'm pretty sure that true wind is relative to the land, and apparent wind is relative to the boat.
That's a third frame of reference which is used for navigating by dead reckoning. If we were talking about navigation then you would be correct because for those you reference wind or current from a fixed point.
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