Apparent wind

What does "Apparent wind" mean?

Today it means: True wind modified by your boats movement equals apparent wind.

Apparent wind is the true wind modified by the boats movement. Once a sailing boat is moving it is sailing on apparent wind. Example, if the wind is 4 knots directly behind you and you are travelling at 4 knots then the apparent wind is 0.

   

By SailingQuiz September 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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