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    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2001 Dec 05, 4:36 PM

    'I gave myself a headache once trying to account for leeway on a trip,
    and gave up.'
    This is just a rough rule of thumb. Look at the wake your boat is
    leaving behind. If the leeway is significant you will see it stream out
    not dead astern, but at an angle of, say, 10 degrees. I have heard of
    people putting marks on their pushpit indicating 5, 10, etc degrees so
    they can factor it in to their calculations. My experience is that the
    effect is generally mild  EXCEPT for when you are carrying too much sail
    for the conditions and are consequently being excessively heeled. The
    keel can no longer work efectively and then you do make lots of leeway.
    Another reason for reefing early.
    Peter Fogg

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