Sailing

Points of Sail

Continuing the clock analogy…

12 o’clock. Wind on the nose = NoGo.

2 or 10. Wind on the cheekbone = Close haul.

3 or 9 = Wind straight on the ear or shoulder = Beam reach.

5 or 7. Wind behind the ear = Broad reach.

6. Wind directly on the back = Dead downwind. Jibe ho!