Did you ever wonder where the wind is coming from when you jibe? The answer is “it depends”. Make sure to play with presets in the applet below.
- The graph in the settings section plots the speed throughout the turn (not to scale :)), from initiation to exit
- “dip” speed is needed to reflect the mid-jibe speed loss that is a result of carving
- Wind blows into the dot
- The applet does not show your rig’s apparent wind, which also depends on in which direction you are swinging it and how fast
If you are interested in physics of windsuring, see also Board/sail/sailor lateral force article at Ebb Tide Windsurfing.