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Re: ambient wind vs true wind
When sailing, you are more interested in the effect the wind has on the boat rather than measurements from a purely meteorological point of view, so True Wind is the preferred choice over Ground Wind.
I'm very familiar with NauticEd material and have to warn you that his material is based off European standards and nomenclature.
You often find some differences between his nomenclature and what may be common in the US.
He is not wrong just New Zealand