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Old 20-02-2013, 19:47   #1
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Tack Plans?

Do any of you chart tacks?

How does one plan tacks before one knows the wind?
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Old 20-02-2013, 19:58   #2
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Re: Tack Plans?

not exactly 'chart' but ive learned from experience that a small amount of information in the bureau of met forecast will give me a pretty clear indication of sail plan and course for a lot of places i'm heading for, including tacks. But i dont know about doing that in unknown waters - i'd guess you can get a fair idea but there are always little anomalies that you wont know about unless you have a bit of local knowledge.
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Re: Tack Plans?

Cannot plan tacks without knowing the wind.

Knowing only the local wind, with no information about your future winds, the rule is to sail the longest tack first. This is the best way to keep one's options open.

If you know the winds in advance you should take up racing. You could win every race...

Met forecasts for surface winds ... hilarious ...
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Re: Tack Plans?

If close hauled, tack when the mark is abeam.
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