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Apparent Wind

The apparent wind is the wind experienced by an observer in motion and is the relative velocity of the wind in relation to the observer.

What is Apparent Wind?

The apparent wind is the wind experienced by an observer in motion and is the relative velocity of the wind in relation to the observer. The combination of the true wind and the headwind caused by the boat's forward motion. For example, it causes a light side wind to appear to come from well ahead of the beam.

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