Beam reach

What does "Beam reach" mean?

Today it means: A point of sail when the wind is at right angles to the boat.

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.

See also: Close reach  and: Reach 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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