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Gina Willis
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    Actually, the wind is from the west. In my diagram the wind arrow is like a weather vane, so it points to the direction the wind is

      from

    The British squadron in the diagram is heading NW, so it is close-hauled on the port tack.
    At the end of a wear maneuver, it would be heading S, on a beam reach on the starboard tack.
    Would your point about being able to wear in succession and have no loss of speed still hold true?
    How long would the wear take, and would it occur within one square, or require any displacement to leeward?