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QUIZ 6: Identifying wind shadows

You are racing down a run in 5 to 10 knots of wind flying an asymmetrical spinnaker. There is a boat several lengths behind you that is threatening to give you bad air. You know it's very important to keep your air clear in these conditions. What is the best way to know if your wind is being affected by the other boat?

Look up at the wind pennant at the top of your mast
Look up at the wind pennant at the top of the other boat's mast
Look at the direction of the wind ripples on the water
Look at the reading on your windspeed instrument
None of the above