Definition

Position of a sailing boat with reference to the direction from which the wind crosses the boat and what sail configuration it dictates

Related Images

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Various sailing positions of a boat with respect to its bearing and the direction of the wind
Image ID: 1618

Related Glossary

Abeam/A beam reach
Beat/Beating/Close hauled
In irons
Running
Close Reach

Record ID: 216