verb(close-reach) [no object] Back to top
Sail with the wind from slightly in front of the beam.
More example sentences
- On the way to the show we close-reached at speeds in excess of 11 knots.
- We had fresh east-northwest winds, so we close-reached along as I spent four hours jury-rigging the broken exhaust pipe with tin cans and chemical muffler bandages.
- Her extra length, sail area and mast height would give her a quicker time off the start as we close-reached in cold water with the possibility of more wind aloft.
Definition of close reach in:
- The British & World English dictionary