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How do you measure the angle of a tack.... I hear people say there boats point at 40* or 35* (mine seems more like 90* between tacks)...

Lets say I want to go North (0*) and the wind is coming from the north...

Should I look at my compass on a starboard tack (say 40*) and then add the difference on a port tack (say 320*)...to come up with 80* and then divide by 2 for pointing angle...?

Or is there something else to the formula...?
 

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Whats the desired (preferred) pointing angle then....I know depends on boat/conditions of sails etc..

But in general what is the range of "normal" compared to what is too wide and needs to be addressed..?
 

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