Where’s the Wind?

At some point, any experienced sailor stops looking at landmarks and just feels the wind. Without visual indicators, sailors who are blind feel wind from day one.

Sometimes it helps to describe wind as numbers on a clock face. Ask your class to point to the wind. That’s 12 o’clock. Have them turn around, so the wind is at their back. That’s 6.

Ask your students where they feel the wind…

  • On the face – does the wind feel faster? Cooler?
  • Back of neck – does it feel slower? Warmer?



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