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Why Bother with Paddles

Why Bother with Paddles

Why not use GPS instead? Why bother with paddles? After all, why go to all the bother and expense of installing paddlewheels and a compass when you could just use a GPS. GPS provides the same information (not actually – keep reading) at a tenth the price

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Lee Bow Effect

Lee Bow Effect

The “Lee bow effect”: How to think about True wind and current Most people think that when sailing in current there is a “lee bow effect”; current “striking” the leeward side helps while from the windward side hinders performance. There is also the theory that current “messes

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Sailing in Current

Sailing in Current

Sailing in Current could be costing you 50 seconds/mile Sailing in current can be a blessing or a curse. Current can approach 10% of boatspeed. If it’s going the same way you are, great. If it’s going the other way, bad news. If you don’t know where

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Sailing instruments win races

Sailing instruments win races

Sailing Instruments are more valuable than new sails Sailing instruments that provide true wind and current are an important advantage for racing; more valuable than new sails. Not having true wind and current means you race with your hands tied behind your back. For example; Detecting and

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