What does "Reach" mean?

Today it means: A point of sail depending on the direction of the wind.

There are three main reaches, broad, beam, and close. There is another one called close hauled which is really close to where the wind is coming from and can only be done by a few select sailing boats.

See also: Close reach   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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