Point Of The Sail Chart

“Sailing is also a sport where complete beginners can sail on the same boat with seasoned veterans. Or a boat with a newbie crew can sail right alongside world champions in the same race.”

 

IRONS / LUFFING

When the wind is hitting the bow of the boat straight on

CLOSE HAULED

The closest point of sailing to the wind

CLOSE REACH

Upwind angle between close-hauled and a beam-reach

BEAM REACH

When the wind is hitting the boat direct a beam at 45 degree angle

BROAD REACH

When the wind is coming behind the boat at an angle

RUNNING / DEAD DOWNWIND – DDW

When the wind is hitting the back of the boat

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