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Old 31-10-2010, 05:53   #46
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Saw a rig like that on a 35' monohull years ago.From Australia I think.


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I sailed 14 degrees to true wind quite a lot of times, when practicing anchoring under sails, I have to mention it was backwards...

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It is funny how we're on our fourth page of consensus here. The closest we've come to dissent is ice boat sailing? That's pretty funny.
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This was taken last week crossing the English Channel:

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The close-hauled wind instrument reads 28 degrees, but the boat was on autopilot with the wind-following function set at 35 degrees, which is as close as I can set it for a long passage without constantly fiddling with the sails. The 28 degrees was a brief moment rounding up a little in a puff.

In good conditions with relatively smooth water and a steady sailing wind, sailing 35 degrees off the apparent wind gives me a tack through just about 90 degrees on the GPS or at the very best just a couple of degrees less. That's with no tide.

As someone said, you get a huge knock on your tacking angle with an adverse tide, and a huge lift with a favorable tide. That's because a favorable tide when sailing upwind creates a vector towards the wind which alters your COG compared to your course through the water.
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I think maybe your friend (and some posters on this thread) do not understand or appreciate the difference between true and apparent wind.

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