Sailing Terminology

A glossary of sailing terminology

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Broad Reach

A broad reach is not a precise point of sail and can be any angle to the wind from a beam reach to running downwind. The sails should be let out and for dinghy boats the centreboard is only ¼ of the way down. Even though you are starting to sail down wind a little bit, you actually lose efficiency from a beam reach and will generally see slower speeds


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