The Skylark was now going up Belfast Bay, close-hauled, but still laying her course.
“Yes; she is close-hauled, beating down Channel,” observed Clement.
Buonespoir put the helm hard over, she went about, and they close-hauled her as she trembled towards the rocky opening.
This was an agreeable change after all our close-hauled tacking in the Channel.
The advantage of the close-hauled line was that the vessels were more manageable than when "off" the wind.
close-hauled, the boat would fill forward as the tide dropped.
Take my say for it, we're on a wind now, but afore next mornin' we'll be close-hauled, beating up against it.'
Fore-reach: When close-hauled to sail ahead of another vessel.
A dim glow came from the compass binnacle, but the schooner was close-hauled and the Kroo steered by the faint strain on the helm.
Free-wind: When a vessel has the wind so as not to be close-hauled.