“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
Apparent Wind vs. True Wind Direction
During a sailing race last week we made a couple of bad tacks to the first mark that put us back a bit in the pack. After thinking for a bit, the problem was too much steering correction to "apparent" wind changes nstead of sail tension correction. On the 40 ft Choey Lee, we couldn't adjust the sails as constantly as on a 4 meter daysailor, but we were being really lazy sailors and paid for it.
What is true-wind and apparent-wind?
Proof once again that being lazy as usual only serves to create more work.