Not all sailing yachts can sail close hauled which is usually less than 30 degrees to the wind. Those that can achieve this without luffing are said to be close hauled and will get to their destination with fewer tacks and a lot quicker. Most cruising yachts can only achieve a close reach.
By SailingQuiz November 2019 Category: Sailing Terms
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