Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
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If you tie some wool tell tales on your shrouds port and starboard the middle one maybe; it will help you see the apparent wind angle.
Close hauled your tell tale will be pointing toward the leech of the mainsail,
Close reach it will point more toward the center of the mainsail ,
Beam reach it will point to the mast,
Broad reach it will point to the Jib
Run will be pointing toward the bow
This is pretty simplistic, but I have found that it helps when I try to explain points of sail.