Beat

What is "Beat" ?

Today it means: To sail close to the wind.

Sailors are said to be beating into the wind when they sail on a close reach or close hauled. Both terms refer to sailing as close to the wind as their vessel will allow them to without luffing.

See also: Luff, Luff up or Luffing   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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