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Re: sailing past close hauled?
Your analogy to an airplane doesn't work. On an airplane, the wing provides lift, not forward momentum. The propeller and engine provide forward momentum.
correct...but on a glider there is no prop or engine... yet the plane moves forward... it needs to be towed to get up apparent wind speed so it can lift off and it also give it initial forward motion. But if there were no forward motion there would be no apparent wind and it would drop from the sky.
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