: OK, here's my theory. I think weathercocking happens more when
: paddling forward than when the boat is sitting stationary in the
: water and being blown sideways. When paddling forward the bow
: parts the water, creating a buildup of water on the sides of the
: bow, which hold the bow in place by increasing lateral
: resistance. The stern, however, with the skeg up, is moving
: through relatively flat, turbulent water, which frees it up to
: move laterally downwind.
: responsive to edging.
This is how many well known instructors explain weathercocking, including Nigel Foster.
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