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    Re: wind effected by tide?
    From: John Kabel
    Date: 2000 Feb 17, 17:33 EST

    Russell Sher wrote:
    > The other day I was sailing into a bay on our West Coast of South Africa -a
    > few hours from Cape Town. Someone asked the port control for the wind speed
    > reading. After this was given, I though that I heard something about the
    > wind speed would probably increase because of the expected state of the
    > tide. (I can't quite remember whether it was high or low) -
    > Is there any truth in saying that the state of the tide affects the
    > prevailing wind speed?
    > Regards
    > Russell
    Tidal currents would affect boat speed, depending on heading relatve to
    set of current.  Since I'm only getting into sail theory, this might
    sound rash.  Doesn't boat speed factor strongly into apparent wind, so
    tidal current could make you feel wind differently??
    John Kabel
    Training Officer
    London Power and Sail Squadron
    London, Ontario Canada

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