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Words related to close-hauled

having the sails trimmed for sailing as close to the wind as possible

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Running off before the wind with everything to starboard, he came about, and returned close-hauled on the port tack.
A heavy surf thundered and burst over an outjutting rock; lowering storm-clouds covered the sky; and, outside the line of surf, a pilot-schooner, close-hauled, heeled over till every detail of her deck was visible, was surging along against a stormy sunset sky.
As to the ship, I had watched her out of this very window, reaching close-hauled under short canvas into the bay on a dark, threatening afternoon.
So soundly did the kanakas sleep through that long hot day that they did not see the cutter run out through the passage and head south, close-hauled on the southeast trade.
a) shall not cause the other boat to sail above close-hauled to avoid her or prevent the other boat from passing the mark, and
Sally will be approaching faster and if she needs to sail above close-hauled to avoid Patsy, then Patsy has broken Rule 18.
Imagine my reaction then when I spotted a painting in the Harrison Line sale catalogued as ``attributed to Joseph Heard'', a cracking picture titled ``The Brig Tom Tough sailing close-hauled under close-reefed topsails off the Skerries, Anglesey''.