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Friday, September 6 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Gust & Lulls: Helm & Trim Response

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The wind is ever changing, sometimes chaotically and sometimes in more predictable ways. The atmosphere holds clues as to the strength of a gust and what direction it will come from or if there will be any gusts at all. Foreknowledge of gusts lets us optimize boat speed and course while avoiding dangerous jibes and knock-downs. The changing direction and speed of wind in gusts and lulls is evaluated for effect on apparent wind, sail trim, and helm response.

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David Wilkinson

Senior Marine Meteorologist, WilkinsonWX
Dave Wilkinson is a local sailor with degrees in education and meteorology and is a certified marine weather instructor for the American Sailing Association. He teaches marine weather at many northwest sailing schools including Washington Sea Grant, the Northwest Maritime Center... Read More →

Friday September 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Discovery Stage