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Re: Measuring Angle of A "Tack" (pointing)
If you're turning approx 90 degrees through a tack that's 45 degrees off the apparent wind I'd say that's pretty typical goal.
But, As YorkSailor points out, you might typically need to turn 100 degrees since you will lose some boatspeed and thus apparent wind speed ( and angle) once you turn. Once you get back up to speed you should be able to " head up" a little more. If your turn is too tight at first, you'll end up pinching. I'd also try to use a steady fluid motion when you put the helm over to minimize the "braking" effect of the rudder.
Last edited by tempest; 06-03-2014 at 10:21 AM.