Definition

The direction and force of the wind as it passes over the water surface, as distinguished from its direction and force passing over a boat. Difference attributable to the speed and direction of the boat.

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Diagram of the difference between true wind (that occurring across the water's surface) and apparent wind (that occurring across the boat) which differs because of the speed and course of the boat
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Related Glossary

Apparent Wind

Record ID: 218