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Re: Course to steer at a given speed.
he said the magic word 'leeway'
What he didn't say was "oops, I can't steer that high, so I fell off 3 degrees, then had to tack 3 miles to starboard' because the on shore wind shifted.
Actually it can work the other way. In 2007 Van Isle 360, when we were coming back from about 55 miles offshore, we got this great lift that took us to within about three miles of the leg finish. Then the wind died - offshore breeze competing with the prevailing westerlies.
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