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A simple grid showing the differences between sailing on a reach & closehauled

For those learning to sail to windward (i.e. at RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 2) the above diagram (which you can download & print) may help you understand the difference between sailing on a reach or a run, and sailing closehauled.

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