Dead run

What does "Dead run" mean?

Today it means: Sailing with the wind directly astern.

A dead run is a point of sail where the wind is directly behind (astern) the sailing boat and the sails are set as far out as they will safely go. this method must be treated with great caution as there is a serious danger of an accidental gybe. It is highly recommended that a preventer is fitted to the boom to stop is swinging out of control.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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