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wind vane for club boats? or advice for sensing wind?


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I don't own a Laser and mostly sail at clubs that provide the boats.

Would a wind vane be easy enough to attack/detach every time I sail? I assume this means I want a mast-mounted one, rather than deck-mounted. Recommended models?

I feel fine sensing the apparent wind direction upwind, but when I'm downwind I'm very bad at it. I often have no idea with I'm on a deep broad reach, dead downwind, or by the lee.

Rob B

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Keep your hair short. Try to feel the wind on the back of your neck. When you feel it turn your head until you feel it on the side of your face. Trim your sail parallel to that side of your head/face.