Definition of close reach in English:
verb(close-reach) [no object] Back to top
Sail with the wind from slightly in front of the beam.
- 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:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.