- A point of sailing in which the wind blows from slightly in front of the beam: we sailed on a close reach directly for Sharp’s IslandMore example sentences
- We were on a close reach and it came charging at 20 knots plus across our bow.
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- 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.
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