Downwind quiz

If we are sailing downwind, our downwind angle to the wind and the degree change when we jibe from one jibe to another is much more affected by the wind speed than on upwind tack changes.

This is kind of a vector question. So, if we have 5kts of breeze and we are heading downwind, our jibes will take us through a direction change more than if we have a breeze of 20 knots. More wind speed means the further downwind we can point because the apparent wind moves forward. Less wind speed and we need to sail hotter angles.

Can we figure out these ideal numbers?

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