Points of sailing

What does "Points of sailing" mean?

Today it means: Angle from the wind a boat may sail.

The points of sailing are the courses or angles relative to the wind direction. They are broad reach, beam reach, close reach, close hauled and dead run.

See also: Beam reach  and: Broad reach  and: Close reach

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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