reach, point of sail (nautical-sailing)

tamarinera

Member
American English - Mid Atlantic
How does one say "reaching" and/or "broad reach" and/or "beam reach" and/or "close reach" in Spanish?

While we're at it, how do you say "point of sail"? I used "las relaciones con el viento."

I am a sailor (in English) but don't know how to say these specialized terms in Spanish.

Thanks!
 
  • tamarinera

    Member
    American English - Mid Atlantic
    Thanks very much: those are totally excellent! I also found this from the US Coast Guard Interpreter Corps:

    http://icdept.cgaux.org/pdf_files/English-Spanish-Glossary-Nautical-Terms.pdf

    In English, a "reach" can be close, beam or broad. But in Spanish it looks like they are all distinct. According to your Rumbos de Vela Respecto al Viento site, they are:

    Close hauled: de ceñido
    Close reach: a un descuartelar
    Beam Reach: de travéz
    Broad reach: A un largo ( or de aleta: Spanish has two where English only has one term)
    Running downwind: Popa redonda. The USCG paper uses slightly different terms, so anyone who finds this after the fact may want to investigate both to find their best options.
     

    dimelo2

    Senior Member
    English-United States
    Thanks very much: those are totally excellent! I also found this from the US Coast Guard Interpreter Corps:

    http://icdept.cgaux.org/pdf_files/English-Spanish-Glossary-Nautical-Terms.pdf

    In English, a "reach" can be close, beam or broad. But in Spanish it looks like they are all distinct. According to your Rumbos de Vela Respecto al Viento site, they are:

    Close hauled: de ceñido
    Close reach: a un descuartelar
    Beam Reach: de través
    Broad reach: A un largo ( or de aleta: Spanish has two where English only has one term)
    Running downwind: Popa redonda. The USCG paper uses slightly different terms, so anyone who finds this after the fact may want to investigate both to find their best options.
    These are great to know! Thanks! One little correction for you. :)
     
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