A beam reach is when the wind is coming, more or less, from a direction at right angles to the boat. The sails would be set half way out.
By SailingQuiz November 2019 Category: Sailing Terms
No reviews or comments on "Beam reach" yet. If you can see a problem or you want to add something to our explanation or you just want to let us know what you think, then click on the pen and papar icon above.
There are 423 other nautical phrases, sayings and sailing terms listed on this website today. "Beam reach" is just one of them. Many have been around for years and have entered our everyday use; but do you know what they mean and where they came from? This is where you find out.
Why not use our sailing quiz to build your understanding of sailing terms and boat trivia whilst you tackle the questions designed to help you pass your next sailing course.
What does Beam reach mean?
What is the nautical origin of the phrase "Beam reach"?
Definition of the nautical phrase "Beam reach".