Apparent Wind

The apparent wind on-board is often quoted as a speed measured by a masthead transducer containing an anemometer and wind vane that measures wind speed in knots and wind direction in degrees relative to the heading of the boat. Modern instrumentation can calculate the true wind velocity when the apparent wind and boat velocity are input.

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Famous quotes containing the words wind and/or apparent:

    How many things are now at loose ends! Who knows which way the wind will blow tomorrow?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    To understand
    The signs that stars compose, we need depend
    Only on stars that are entirely there
    And the apparent space between them. There
    Never need be lines between them, puzzling
    Our sense of what is what.
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